NOW SOLVED: Guess what this is!

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John

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NOW SOLVED: Guess what this is!
« on: July 10, 2011, 11:22:46 PM »
No prizes but just for fun guess what this is? Our own plant ident!
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 08:20:37 AM »
My guess is allium anthers??
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 08:42:22 AM »
Sorry wrong, next please!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 01:35:07 PM »
John it`s a grass shedding pollen, no its anthers that we can see. david
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 I have gardened in sub-tropical Florida, maritime UK, continental Europe and the Mediterranean basin, France. Of the 4 I have found that the most difficult climate for gardening is the latter.

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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 10:41:50 PM »
Sorry, no, you too are way out!
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 07:49:04 AM »
A wild guess: the acorn-cup of Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis?? For anyone who doesn't know this Mediterranean oak, the seed receptacle, or cup of the acorn, is a remarkable thing, with excrescences that eventually harden into something that makes it look like a wooden model of a sea anemone. I have planted a few seedlings in the unwatered part of our hot Greek garden, in the shade of a stone bench, in the hope that at least one will survive, to give shade in its turn to people on the bench - not me alas, as I'll be long gone by then!
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 07:37:07 PM »
Another wild guess: Ranunculus asiaticus anther?
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 07:47:49 PM »
No to those. No clues yet though.
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2011, 09:15:59 AM »
Salix?
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2011, 10:31:21 AM »
No but you and Jorun have moved into the right order of plants.
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2011, 03:06:45 PM »
That was confusing, Salix belongs to the order Malpighiales, and Ranunculus to the order Ranunculales, I'll stick to the last one: Anemone spp?



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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 06:00:46 PM »
No sorry wrong family.
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Re: Guess what this is!
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 08:19:10 AM »
Clematis?
You dare tell me you need the species, too!
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 09:47:12 PM »
Nope, but actually species is not so relevant it is a cultivar! With this genus this is a very typical species but there are others which are less known and which also have a few cultivars. I will however even accept the common name for this group of flowers. There's also a clue in the last three words here! Enough, next attempt please.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2011, 09:03:53 PM »
Surprising that this one has lasted as it was the first posting!
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