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Name That Flower Please

 
JoHarrington
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on 06/20/2014

Hi all,

My friend has a flower growing in his garden that he didn't put there.  He was wondering what it is.  My best guess was 'some kind of rose?'  Can anyone here be more specific please?

Btw he's in Britain.


KathleenDuffy
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on 06/21/2014

It might be a species of wild rose.  It's lovely.  

This is a great site to join and find out what things are.  You would get responses from people all over the country.  Here's Chris Packham of Springwatch introducing it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQIWT1AIeLE

and here's the site itself.

http://www.ispotnature.org/

 

 


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JoHarrington
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on 06/21/2014

I'm so proud that I got the rose correct! :)  I really do know nothing about flowers.


KathleenDuffy
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on 06/21/2014

I'm the same.  I've had an allotment, love plants and my balcony is jam packed with things.  But I can never remember the names, I just think, "Oooh, I like that one!".   Oh, I do know geraniums!


Kathleen
WordChazer
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on 06/21/2014

Only wild rose I know is the dogwood rose and I'm not even sure how wild it is these days...

Hopefully this picture should link properly.

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JoHarrington
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on 06/21/2014

Kathleen - I'm quite good with daisies...

Paula - That looks like it!  Are we going for dogwood rose then?


WordChazer
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on 06/21/2014

Don't ask me! I'm that useless at gardening I have to employ someone to look after a 20' square plot, remember?


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RupertTaylor
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on 06/21/2014

I'll tell you one thing; it's not a cabbage.

KathleenDuffy
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on 06/21/2014

Could be a Cabbage Rose?


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frankbeswick
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on 06/21/2014

It looks like a rose. Does it have a prickly stem? A clear sign! That would solve the problem


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lobobrandon
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on 06/22/2014

Ooh!!! We had plenty of those when I was younger. They're roses.  

 

PS: Don't ask me what species :P They smell really good and last long if kept in a vase. 

 

The full bloomed one does have fewer petals though. But from the first pic it's surely a rose. The leaves and the bud are still clear in my mind. Still some in my neighbours front yard. Not in bloom atm though


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JoHarrington
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on 06/22/2014

Ah!  Thank you all very much.  It did indeed have thorns on its stems.  I'll report back that it's a rose.


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