A few flowers found in Italy

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Fermi

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A few flowers found in Italy
« on: November 22, 2021, 02:48:41 PM »
My friend Jill is doing a talk on Italy this Saturday and needs some help identifying some flowers she photographed!
1) in Rome (white flower, in the Forum).
2) yellow one outside Viterbo
3) white ?Corydalis/?Dicentra - Chinque Terre
4) outside Villa Lante (orchid, wild area of garden),
Thanks for any help Forum members can provide,
cheers
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

David Dickinson

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Re: A few flowers found in Italy
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 10:36:55 PM »
Hi Fermi,

For No 3, have a look at Fumaria capreolata or maybe Fumaria bicolor. I am no botanist so maybe way off the mark.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

David Dickinson

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Re: A few flowers found in Italy
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 11:13:14 PM »
For the orchid Anacamptis morio might be a starting point.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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Re: A few flowers found in Italy
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 08:16:20 AM »
Agree with David that the orchid is Ancamptis morio.
The second, yellow flower, is Greater Celandine - Chelidonium majus..
Sorry can't help,with the first but shall be interested to learn what it is 😊
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2021, 08:29:14 AM »
I can't be sure but the first photo reminds me of Styrax officinalis.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Re: A few flowers found in Italy
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2021, 11:05:51 AM »
Thank you so much for the IDs,
cheers
fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!