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Please identify this flower: It is in the Azores (Pico island). Probably birds brought it a couple years ago to my pit yard. It is very spreading, even to the bottoms of pots and around pines etc. Could be invasive and... it blooms year round, incessantly. Very beautiful indeed and I want to spread it more to decorate my yard. I suspect it may not like too much wind. That's why it did not get out of this pit yet. Top of the pot does not have it growing, only the bottom. That's how they spread sometimes, from another nearby pot. A mystery flower. Crazy beautiful.


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,705

    Begonia sp.

    Possibly Begonia semperflorens.

    That is a worry if you have an allien sp which is invading your island.

    Last edited: 10 June 2017 19:12:02

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,705

    Do you have any keep gardeners on your island?

    Maybe they imported the seeds or plants from the mainland.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Seems to resemble Impatiens walleriana (known as Busy Lizzies) ; an incredibly diverse and hybridising group of plants .They are used a lot in Britain as summer 'bedding' plants .

    With you saying it flowers  non-stop throughout the year , it is only the first frosts we normally get in the UK that stops it flowering almost perpetually here !

    Hope this helps you . Good luck .

  • Thanks! Begonia. I was clueless. Wax Begonia? The island is poor, no gardeners here. Most common salary $600, pension about $400 a month. It was brought by blow in wind or birds. People here grow survival vegetables and fruits mostly.

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    They normally like it cool and shady! 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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