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Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

Another Id Needed

This could be a real challenge, considering how little there is to go on. For tagging purposes, does anyone know what the flower is, or even the bug? The bug is about the size of a pin head.


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Lara Ellis

2 Years Ago

Not sure about the bug but the flower looks like some kind of hibiscus :) The flower may even be a marsh mallow. Was it growing near water? It looks like the marsh mallow I see at the beach too which I think is in the same family as hibiscus.

 

Janice Drew

2 Years Ago

Hibiscus.

 

Marianna Mills

2 Years Ago

I told you...

 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

Funny, honey! I nearly fell off my chair. The majority rules.

 

Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

Murray, looking at the center with the dark pink and white color combination I believe it is a "Rose of Sharon" which looks a lot like hibiscus.

 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

Sh*t! I thought we had it.

Thanks, Alfred. ;-)

 

Marianna Mills

2 Years Ago

..believe me next time ;)

 

Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

here is one I found on flickr

Rose Of Sharon

 

Janice Drew

2 Years Ago

Alfred is right. I just googled images of rose of sharon too.

 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

I don't know. The structure of the center thing is completely different.

 

Marianna Mills

2 Years Ago

Now we identified the flower, I am very interested about the bug. Looks so cute :)

 

Roger Swezey

2 Years Ago

Just Googled (Image) Both....I go with Hibiscus

 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

Okay Ms. Mills, here's the bug:


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Marianna Mills

2 Years Ago

Yes, mostly they are a little different, but I found one image very similar to your flower's center.

 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

Thanks, everyone. I guess the bug will remain a mystery.

 

Carrie Cranwill

2 Years Ago

Rose of Sharon is a common name for Hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus) -same flower. No idea on the bug.

 

Lawrence Supino

2 Years Ago

It's a Hibiscus, the bug's name is Sharon.

 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

Thanks, Lawrence. That makes perfect sense!

 

Shane Bechler

2 Years Ago

I would say this is a Hibiscus. I have 4 hibiscus plants in my yard and one of them produces flowers exactly this color (white with red center). The others are red, pink, and yellow/red. The center stem is different from the Rose of Sharon flower (as you stated above). I have those growing in my yard too.

Do you recall what the plant itself looked like? The Rose of Sharon can get very tall and grows as a large bush. The hibiscus has several long stalks coming up and grows to about 4 to 5 feet in height. The hibiscus stalks die off each year and regrows new stalks. The Rose of Sharon continues to grow from the prior year's stalks and can form an extremely large bush.

 

Ann Powell

2 Years Ago

the center stalk looks like this one to me, which I know for a fact is hibiscus because it is in my garden. I have altered the colors in this image.

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Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

Thanks Ann. That certainly sounds definitive.

You wouldn't happen to have any of those bugs, would ya?


- Thanks also to all those whom I haven't mentioned by name -

 

Chaline Ouellet

2 Years Ago

Polydrusus formosus- is most likely the name of the bug. common name turquoise beetle

 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

Wow!

Thank you, Chaline. They make them in Mexico, right? Just kidding.

 

Roy Erickson

2 Years Ago

Definitely a member of the hibiscus family - I don't think rose of sharon variety. a pic of the leaves would tell the story. macros can lie.

 

Gregory Scott

2 Years Ago

It's a hibiscus, but some flowers in this family are called "Rose of Sharon" or "Mallow" so I would consider them possible synonyms. Don't forget blossom, bloom, floral, flora, pistil, stamen, petal, horticulture, horticultural, and so on.

 

Chaline Ouellet

2 Years Ago

You're welcome! Not sure if they are made in Mexico! :) perhaps Arizona :)

 

Carrie Cranwill

2 Years Ago

This is probably information overkill but I am a bit of a plant geek at times.

From the USDA.gov site - probably more info than you would ever want on that site, but there seems to be some confusion on the plants. Sorry the link would not paste in correctly.


Classification:
Hibiscus syriacus L.

Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Malvales
Family Malvaceae Mallow family
Genus Hibiscus L. rosemallow
Species Hibiscus syriacus L. rose of Sharon

Then beyond that add on all the varietes/cultivars that are being developed and sold by the nursery industry. They can all look very different and have extremely different characteristics but are of the same species.


 
 

EricaMaxine Price

2 Years Ago

They are related.

 

Carrie Cranwill

2 Years Ago

I was not saying it is a rose of sharon, I was just saying that rose of sharon is a hibiscus. I just thought it would help if people saw the "family tree". Someone at some point indicated they were two different plants, as in the rose of sharon was not a hibiscus (maybe I read it wrong). That is all I was getting at. :)

 

Roy Erickson

2 Years Ago

They are all the Hibiscus family - I think we were simply trying to identify the flower and while it is a Hibiscus - it is not a mallow nor a "rose of sharon" variety.

 

Carrie Cranwill

2 Years Ago

As far as id goes - this would be my guess but without seeing it in person.............


Hibiscus moscheutos L.
crimsoneyed rosemallow

Looks pretty close in the photos

 
 
 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

I knew this wouldn't be easy. For the most part, I think I mostly agree with Lara and anyone who more or less agrees with her.


:-)

 

Roy Erickson

2 Years Ago

OK - here is my "Marsh Mallow" - rose mallow - Wild Hibiscus

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Roy Erickson

2 Years Ago

The answer to this may have been simple - if we knew where the picture was taken and IF there had been a leaf to go along with the macro of the inside, or perhaps if we'd seen the whole flower.

 

Anne Barberi

2 Years Ago

Looks like hibiscus-bug is in the Japanese beetle family--don't know the name.😔

 

Francie Davis

2 Years Ago

Don't know what kind of flower it is, but it's an awesome shot!

 

Murray Bloom

2 Years Ago

The picture was taken in Maryland. I never shot a leaf because I wasn't thinking of identification at the time. Stupid me.

The leaves were definitely green, though. I think.

 

Lara Ellis

2 Years Ago

@ Murray were these in the wild or in a manicured landscape? If in the wild and near the bay it is most likely the Marsh Mallow variety. I love these flowers they are so beautiful! I can't wait to try out my macro on them the next time we head to the beach :)

 

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