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Old 05-20-2018, 08:28 PM
 
Location: rain city
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I might have suggested Mexican Firebush except it's Ireland and I wouldn't expect to find one there.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:35 AM
 
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Now I know why it seems familiar. Reminds me of bouganvillia.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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OP.....I wonder if you contacted that facility where it was growing and asked.....the groundskeepers likely know.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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My friend says Crown of Thorns - and wonders if there are thorns on the stem.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:28 AM
 
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I can see that's not it.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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You might try a plant related forum, like this one:
https://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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OP.....I wonder if you contacted that facility where it was growing and asked.....the groundskeepers likely know.
If only I could have. This was at a rest area and we were just there for a quick pit stop.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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My friend says Crown of Thorns - and wonders if there are thorns on the stem.
Nope. No thorns on the stem.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:36 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I might have suggested Mexican Firebush except it's Ireland and I wouldn't expect to find one there.
I think you are either correct, or very close. The ones I see on line have a lot of similarities....the leaves and the way the flower sits on the stem look very similar. The flower itself looks a bit different, but it could be a variety.

Mexican fire bush - FineGardening
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:21 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Looks like my friends from the other side of the pond were a big help with the ID.
It's called Euphorbia griffithii - 'Dixter' (Spurge)
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