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Discuss plant id's here!! PHOTOS and Comments Welcome
« on: August 09, 2008, 11:49:25 AM »
Please post any pictures or plant descriptions in this thread for discussion and identification.If you could also add what zone your in it may be easier to ID.
When replying with an answer,let us know if it may be a nectar or pollen producer if you know.Hope this is a help to some of you!! :)

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 12:25:25 PM »
Can anyone ID this flower?



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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 01:58:34 PM »
could be the flax, definately not forget me nots, leaves are wrong. :)
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 10:40:16 AM »
Ken, kind of leaning towards flax.  I know the camera cannot pick up the colour blue very well, and depicts that colour as pink to the human eye.  I have taken pictures of the flowers on chives, which are definitely blue (purple I would say, but in gardening jargon, purple is called blue) and the pictures show pink flowers.  Eeeks!!!  Beautiful, most wonderful days, Cindi
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 08:21:36 PM »
Buzzbee, it could also be a Gentian.  There are several different types of Gentian, and they are widely spread across most of the country, and they do attract pollinating insects.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 08:27:56 PM »
Nope, not flax, not gentian.  That looks like a wild dianthus, but the leaves are very fuzzy, I can't see them quite well enough.  Can you post a clearer picture of the leaves and flowers?

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 11:14:55 PM »
Hmm, I wonder if it is calibrachoa (million bells), a member of the petunia family?  Beautiful day in this great life.  Cindi
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 09:29:48 AM »
It doesn't look exactly like it, but what about phlox?
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 11:01:30 AM »
No, phlox looks different.  Cindi
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 11:32:32 PM »
 OK any one know what this is? My neighbor calls it a firecracker plant.
  It's a small tree they grow about 10-12 feet high.
All I know for sure is the bees LOVE it and it stinks to high heaven when we burn the pruned limbs?
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009, 12:08:41 AM »
OK any one know what this is? My neighbor calls it a firecracker plant.
  It's a small tree they grow about 10-12 feet high.
All I know for sure is the bees LOVE it and it stinks to high heaven when we burn the pruned limbs?
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2009, 08:57:36 PM »
 Thank you JP could not find any thing about it under firecracker tree
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2009, 12:13:28 AM »
Your welcome irerob!


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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009, 11:39:35 PM »
I thought these were Dandelions but the dark stigma's make me wonder. What are these flowers?

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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2009, 04:52:01 PM »
Yep, that's a dandelion, it must be a natural variation.

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 04:13:20 AM »
Yep, that's a dandelion, it must be a natural variation.

Wow, my field is filled with this variation. I am very glad they are dandelions.  Last year my wife and daughter went to parks and collected dandelion seeds to scatter on my property, but they were the "normal" looking dandelions.


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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2009, 11:13:59 PM »
patook- that is called Texas Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus multicaulis), also called false dandelion and pata de Leon.
True dandelion is Taraxacum officionale. This is the one that has edible leaves. The Texas dandelion green is edible, but has to be parboiled due to the bitterness.

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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2009, 12:13:48 AM »
Is it as good a pollen/nectar source as the true ?

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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2009, 12:43:41 AM »
I have both varieties here, and what I have observed is a definite preference for the common dandelion. I see tiny solitary bees working the Tx variety more often than honeybees.

 

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