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JoHarrington
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on 02/27/2013

Does anyone know what flower this is?   It was photographed in a garden in Wales.

 

 

Thanks in advance!


dustytoes
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on 02/27/2013

I have never been anywhere near Wales, but at first glance the petals (and color) looked like some sort of creeping phlox.  I am probably totally wrong.

How tall, big is the plant?


LizM
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on 02/27/2013

Looks similar to radish blooms.  Need more plant info to narrow it down though.  There are so many similar plants.

JoHarrington
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on 02/27/2013

I've got another picture of it, if that would help:

It was quite tall.  I reckon it came up to about my chest, if not higher.  But then, I'm a short-arse.

It does look a lot like one of those phlox flowers.  But the middle bit seems longer in my first picture, than any I can find of phl0x on the internet.

Thanks for this.  I'm not at all up with my flora.  -.-


kajohu
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on 02/27/2013

It looks very similar to dames rocket, Hesperis matronalis -- it's certainly in the same family (Brassicaceae - mustard family).  Flowers can range in color from white through dark purple.


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JoHarrington
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on 02/27/2013

 

kajohu: 02/27/2013 - 12:25 PM

It looks very similar to dames rocket, Hesperis matronalis -- it's certainly in the same family (Brassicaceae - mustard family).  Flowers can range in color from white through dark purple.

Wow!   Good call!   That definitely looks right to me!

Thank you very much!


AbbyFitz
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on 02/27/2013

I've only ever seen pictures, but are they lilacs?


katiem2
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on 02/27/2013

It looks to me like a butterfly bush, not sure of the proper name and yet I've seen something simular growing in the south or rather southern American States. I can almost smell it 


kajohu
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on 02/27/2013

 

JoHarrington: 02/27/2013 - 12:46 PM

 

kajohu: 02/27/2013 - 12:25 PM

It looks very similar to dames rocket, Hesperis matronalis -- it's certainly in the same family (Brassicaceae - mustard family).  Flowers can range in color from white through dark purple.

Wow!   Good call!   That definitely looks right to me!

Thank you very much!

It's common here in Michigan (we get it in our backyard which backs up to a small wooded area) -- not sure if it would be found in Wales, but maybe!  At least it's something very similar.

How do the leaves on the plant you showed compare with photos of dames rocket?


Karen
Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/27/2013

Hey Jo there is a new technology (found out watching Catfish the show) where you can show Google a picture and it will search for it on the web, if a similar picture is there it will pull it up in a list of searches (pictures)... the name should be there (for future reference . This is on a smart phone but there are a few versions for PC/Mac's I hear... it's used to detect if someones stealing your images :) or if someone your dating is a fake... (that's how catfish uses it)...


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JoHarrington
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on 02/27/2013

Thank you all for your identifications, tips and insights.  I'm pretty sure that it is the Hesperis Matronalis, aka dames rocket, summer lilac et al.

I did do a Google search for that and found a lot of pics which appeared to be the same plant.  It never occurred to me to do what Jerrico suggested!   Though I did know that I could do that.  I'm such a noob sometimes.


humagaia
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on 02/28/2013

And the insect in the middle is a bumblebee!


JoHarrington
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on 02/28/2013

Smiley

 

That's about my level too, Chaz. :)


Simon
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on 02/28/2013

@Jerrico: We also use that technology on Pixabay to detect copyrighted image uploads. However, it mostly fails on flowers. Google isn't accurate enough so far. The option is called "Search by Image".

As expected, I couldn't get a hint on this flower ...


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Kangaroo_Jase
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on 02/28/2013

Jo,

Can we eats the precious flowers?

JoHarrington
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on 02/28/2013

@Simon   That makes me feel better about not thinking to try it!  I was kicking myself as all types of noob last night.

As for this thread, I've just immortalized it on my Beautiful Britain blog. :D  Thanks all!

 

Kangaroo_Jase: 02/28/2013 - 05:26 AM

Jo,

Can we eats the precious flowers?

Probably, but then you'd get a National Trust gardener chasing you in a very shout-y manner.  You'd probably end up deported to Australia or something. ;)


Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/28/2013

@ Simon, thanks for the info, pretty cool, I've not yet used it but when that smart phone comes in I'm going to play with it. I was wondering though I saw "facebook" logo's in your pixabay free area, isn't that copywritten and trademarked? It seems that the way people use free images would violate FB's tos or rights... but if I'm wrong enlighten me :)

@Kangaroo Jase, when I was 8 years old I watched an episode of Bewitched where Darren was put under a spell and ate a bunch of flowers around the house- thinking 'oh you can eat plants?' (I was nine what do you expect?)... walking down the street I picked a flower and ate it, I picked one of those white long leafed flowers with the yellow middle 'prongs' and for 2 days couldn't get that horrific taste out of my mouth and throat- today I'm horrified about this since I know some plants are actually poisonous to ingest- I got lucky! and then watching "into the wild" and seeing that guy die at the end (spoiler oops), really made me think about that day- then you just brought it up again haha... don't eat the plants!


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Simon
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on 02/28/2013

@Jerrico: The Facebook logo itself is in the public domain, so one may use it freely for any editorial purpose, like blogs or newspapers. However, you cannot use it for commercial applications without asking Facebook for permission. Look here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Facebook.svg


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 02/28/2013

ah ok, thanks, was curious thanks!


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