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Les    Posted 11-24-2004 at 12:08:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

This looks very similar if not the same as something I recall seeing in Oregon many years ago. Never saw it here until today. Can't believe it's native here.
Little translucent disks about the size of a quarter or half dollar that look kind of like wax paper. I believe they had seeds in them but don't now.
Any help?

KatG    Posted 11-24-2004 at 16:45:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have heard it called a money tree...KAtG

Patria    Posted 11-24-2004 at 14:53:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Les..
That one looks a lot like one we grow here. It's like a hybrid with yellow/green/white leaves..then some of the leaves will turn pink/white, and the rest will turn white but exactly like your description of wax paper-like, and almost transparent, although it grows three feet tall. Yours seem to be a ground cover.

Melanie    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:01:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always loved those things... like I said, my grandma had those in her yard. Ah, memories...
My grandma had the greenest of green thumbs, and could grow almost anything. Had a fig tree, a walnut tree, and a pear tree in her front yard, two plum trees in the side yard back of the patio, and two apples in the back yard. Every day was pie or cobbler day at Grandma's, or if not then graham crackers and milk, or club crackers and Tang.
She had sunflowers like you wouldn't believe... they seemed as tall as her little house to me... and a running battle to get out there and get the seeds before "those dam birds" ate them all.
She had a turtle that lived in her yard, a present from one of the thousands (more or less) of grandkids roaming the place. She lived in her little one-bedroom house all by herself, but she was never either lonely or alone, because all her kids and grandkids were always coming through, at least three or four of the kids playing the "old-time" music and singing, setting the soundtrack for the cooking she'd do.
Gosh, and if anybody thought of having Thanksgiving anywhere but Grandma's house, look out!
Can you tell I miss her? :)

Patria    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:11:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Awwww Melanie..come'ere, let me give you a hug..

Melanie    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:49:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

Helena    Posted 11-24-2004 at 15:05:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Great memories

Melanie    Posted 11-24-2004 at 13:28:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
My grandma had those in her yard... I always called them penny plants, but I see that they're actually money plants. Well, learn something new every day! :)

tacon1    Posted 11-24-2004 at 12:19:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
This it?


toolman    Posted 11-24-2004 at 12:23:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
must be the currency exchange thing , silver dollar huh and we only call it a nickle,gonna have to check the exchange rate .

tacon1    Posted 11-24-2004 at 12:46:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
With the exchange rate maybe yours should be the Silver Dollar and a Half plant. LOL

haha    Posted 11-24-2004 at 12:52:45       [Reply]  [No Email]

Les    Posted 11-24-2004 at 12:21:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would say that is it. Thanks!

Bob/Ont    Posted 11-24-2004 at 13:06:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like the Silver Dollar plant my mother used to have Les.
Later Bob

toolman    Posted 11-24-2004 at 12:14:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
we have something like that all over here not sure what they are really called ,but locally something along the lines of nickle something or other.

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