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i have a low growing plant with a large pink flower i think it is nicknamed egg plant because the flower looks like an egg can u tell me what it is



Limnanthes douglasii, the poached egg plant native to Oregon seed was collected by David Douglas in 1820.

29 Jul, 2010


I don't think so Moon grower. Are there pink Limnanthes? They're "poached egg plant" as they're white with yellow "yolk" centres.

There is something called "easter egg plant" but it's the fruit that looks like eggs.

29 Jul, 2010


The Easter egg plant is actually a member of the Aubergine (or eggplant) family: Solanum melongena. MG is right about Limnathes douglasii.

29 Jul, 2010


Limnanthes douglasii is called poached egg plant, but Guest says the low growing plant has a large pink flower. Poached egg plants have yellow and white flowers. There is a species, L. douglasii ssp rosea, that is white with pink veins, but that's not the description given by the questioner.

29 Jul, 2010


Good point Beattie - didn't read question properly!

29 Jul, 2010


Ah well, never mind! Doesn't look as if anyone knows what it is. Please could you post a photo Guest? This guessing game isn't working.

29 Jul, 2010

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