Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ABC Wednesday-U

I am in utter confusion about the Umbrella Plant.
Some call this ubiquitous, undercover weedthe umbrella plant.
Some others state unequivocally that this is the original one. Undoubtedly, one of them is a usurper. U decide for yourself. It is not urgent.
My thanks to the team of ABC Wednesday.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful captures for the day and perfect for the U Day! Lovely plant! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. This first photo is actually a papyrus, which I have heard called umbrella plant. The second is a scheffleria which is also sometimes called the umbrella plant. I'm like you - who's to decide?

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  3. Here in Oz we call Scheffleras Umbrella Plants. The Papyrus we just call 'Weed'. It pops up everywhere and does tend to take over pretty quickly.

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  4. UNKNOWN by me!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. I've seen the second plant here, but didn't know it's name...

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  6. for a while, this was a popular house plant in our area.

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  7. I have the second schefflera in my Med garden. Easy to take care of :-)

    U is for...

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  8. To jest pięknie kwitnący papirus ( taką nazwę ja znam). Pozdrawiam

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  9. Hats off to U! A joy to read your ABC Wednesday posts!!

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  10. cant help u with ur confusion, but a wonderful take on U!

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  11. I only recognise the second one. That's umbrella plant.

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  12. Nice sets of Us!

    U is for Umbrella, please come and see. Thanks!

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  13. Unknowingly I have always called the latter a Dwarf Umbrella Tree!

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  14. Love your post. very nicely constructed and something new to learn. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Know both plants but never knew them to be tagged as umbrella plants. Thanks!
    HelenMac
    ABC TEam

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  16. I see very opinions about these plants, but the correct botanical name is: Cyperus alternifolius and Schefflera octophylla. Have a nice day

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