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Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

Name That Flower!

I want to start this tread as to way to help other to learn the name of some uncommon flowers. Often in my travel, I came across plants or trees I haven’t seen before. Maybe with this we all can learn something. Do feel free to add your knowledge with us!

My first one is the city flower of Hong Kong” Bauhinia or also called “Chinese orchid tree”
This plant is thought to be an accidental hybrid between B. purpurea and B. variegata. It was discovered on the seashore of Hong Kong Island in Pok Fu Lam, near the ruins of a house in 1880 by Sir Henry Blake, a British Governor of Hong Kong from 1898 to 1903 and an enthusiastic botanist.
The genus name Bauhinia was given after the 16th century Herbalists Jan and Caspar Bauhin. After the handing back of Hong Kong to China, a special award was created to replace the British Imperial honors. The award is called the Grand Bauhinia Medal, or GBM for short.
The flower of Bauhinia was adopted by the Urban Council as the floral emblem of Hong Kong in 1965 and since 1997 has been part of the flag of Hong Kong and has become the floral emblem for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, and appears on its coins.
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Heather Applegate

18 Days Ago

Gonna run with allium... thanks!

 
 

Jim Vansant

18 Days Ago

looks like an ornamental onion, I've grown some of these but depends where you buy them for the common name.

 

Heather Applegate

18 Days Ago

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stalk is similar to a chive... quite large (there's a bee on it for scale)... photographed in a city rooftop garden in London.
No idea what it is.

 

Craig Carter

21 Days Ago

Thanks Jean,Carolyn and Dan! I appreciate it very much.

 

Dan Richards

21 Days Ago

I believe that is a Black-eyed Susan.

 

Carolyn Marshall

21 Days Ago

Craig, it's called a Blanket Flower, and is in the sunflower family. Here's the Wiki link for info. You can research it further from there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaillardia

 

Jean Noren

21 Days Ago

That looks like a blanket flower, Gaillardia

 

Craig Carter

21 Days Ago

Does anyone know this flower? I would appreciate it very much for any help you may provide.

garden view by craig carter

 

Daniel Crihfield

2 Months Ago


 

Vivian ANDERSON

2 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Sharon.......indeed it is........Wishing you well this day, Cheers, Vivian

 

Sharon Mau

2 Months Ago

. . looks like
crane red ornamental kale
Brassica oleracea



. . ♥ . .

 

Vivian ANDERSON

2 Months Ago

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Just cannot remember the name of this cabbagy flower, received today for mothers' day........anyone know? Thank you.

 

JD Grimes

4 Months Ago

Melissa, the little leafy thing looks to be a second flower bud that hadn't yet opened, or wasn't fully developed. Maybe an aberration where the plant got mixed up and grew a leaf that was partly a flower bud.

 

Melissa Bittinger

4 Months Ago

Okay, I know this is a tulip but I tried to search what kind with no luck. Any suggestions? Also, couldn't find one with the tri colored leaf "thingy" either.....what is that exactly?

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Alfred Ng

4 Months Ago

Warren, I been to many of those orchid shows, most of those growers are very friendly and helpful with advices of how to grow orchids but when they knew you are not there to buy only to take photos they might give you the cold shoulder. They think you are taking up their time and their booth spaces. They needed to sell. it is like when I in an art show someone came just wanted tips on how to paint.

 

Warren Thompson

4 Months Ago

Thanks Al, Roy and Rich. I will learn from you.

Think I would have respected this guy more if he had a no photo policy and put up a sign...
than his sarcasm and talking under his breath.

 

Rich Franco

4 Months Ago

Warren,

What Alfred and Roy said is good advice. If you are at a public space and something open to the general public, you can photograph anything. But of course, you can't use those images for commercial purposes either. If you are spending a lot of time shooting images at a nursery, then I would also purchase something from them too, as a thank you. Which I have done when I photographed some of these images, a few years ago:

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That is you can photograph ALMOST anything,unless Monsanto is involved!!! LOL!

Rich

 

Roy Erickson

4 Months Ago

I think Alfred hit the nail on the head - This doesn't look like a special 'new' hybrid but a rather ordinary purple Cattleya orchid.- so it's the lost sale.

 

Alfred Ng

4 Months Ago

Warren, some of those orchid growers spent years to create a hew orchid so they are rather protective of their plants not unlike artists with their arts.With this one I think they wanted to sell you the plant and knowing once they allowed you to take photos you will not buy it so they lost a sale from you.
I know in some orchid shows there is a special time for photographers only, you should check it out.

 

Warren Thompson

4 Months Ago

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QUESTION? The grower gave me permission but he said "If my wife was here she would jump up and down"...then under his breath he said to someone else..."if you can take a picture / you can buy it." I can see art as copyrighted,,,but is an object in nature able to be copyrighted?

 

Mark W Ballard

4 Months Ago

Thanks Rich...

Has anyone seen my wife? Last I saw her, she was headed out to the flower barn with the pruning shears and all I can find are the shears?? ;)

 

Rich Franco

4 Months Ago

Arlene,

Very welcome...........

Rich

 

Rich Franco

4 Months Ago

Mark,

I wouldn't get to close to that one! I think I saw it in the "Little Shop of Horrors" movie!

An "Eatum" from the "Eatcha" family..............

Rich

 

Arlene Carmel

4 Months Ago

JD and Rich, thank you both very much.

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Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Oops, my post has got Duplicated here too:-)!

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much Alfred!! Amazing eye you have! I think you are right:-)! I've found the link after I searched "Bromeliad", http://www.flickriver.com/photos/jungle_mama/5209488020/

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much Alfred!! Amazing eye you have! I think you are right:-)! I've found the link after I searched "Bromeliad", http://www.flickriver.com/photos/jungle_mama/5209488020/

 

Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

Xueling, it looks like a Bromeliad.

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Sorry Deborah, they are not Blue Lupin. This is more tropical plant with big leaves, which looked like the Calla lily's leaves

 

Deborah Smolinske

2 Years Ago

Looks like a Blue Lupin to me, Xueling.

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Does anyone know this plant? Thank you:-)!!

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Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Hi Deborah, Thanks for your great help! Maybe it was a different type of lilac, but not the red bud tree. Thank you:-)!

 

Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

I don't think it is a red bud or lilac, those looks like seeding to me. the flower of the red bud tree come out before the leaves. here is my photo of it.

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Deborah Smolinske

2 Years Ago

Xueling, what you describe could still be a lilac tree. Some have heart-shaped leaves, birch-like bark, red stems, and little to no scent. However, what you describe could also be a redbud tree. Google "redbud tree" and see if the images look anything like what you saw.

 

SAIGON De Manila

2 Years Ago

Thank you Rebecca...now I know what's my new poetry or prose will be themed on this subjective piece of art.

-Saigon

 

Rebecca Sherman

2 Years Ago

@Saigon: That is Hymenocallis liriosme/Spider Lily.

http://www.onlineplantguide.com/PlantDetails.aspx?Plant_id=1166

 

SAIGON De Manila

2 Years Ago

this is common but I simply dunno what flower is this...

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Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Yes, you are right, but the leaves looked very different. Very green and thicker, heart shaped, and the stems were red color and very strong . The flowers were blooming and looked like little berries, they were not buds. Just liked the way they were, some of them fell off the tree, didn't have any strong scent. The tree looked somewhat like a birch tree.

 

Deborah Smolinske

2 Years Ago

Lilac trees can grow as tall as 30 feet, Xueling.

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Hi Deborah,

Thank you so much for your link and your response! They may belong to the same family.

The 2nd one was a very tall tree, I think it was much bigger than the lilac.

 

Deborah Smolinske

2 Years Ago

I think Xueling's first flower is a pixie bush

http://www.oznativeplants.com/plantdetail/Pixie-Bush/Eremophila/oldfieldii/ssp-oldfieldii.html

And the second one looks like very early lilac blossoms that haven't opened yet.

 

Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

I saw this flower at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. It looks a lot like a poppy. It is called “gum rockrose/ Cistus ladanifer. It is a native of the western Mediterranean region. It is indigenous to Spain, Portugal and north-west Africa.

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Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

Xueling, I also with flickr ( www.flickr.com ) and belong to a group called " what plant is this?". if you post your photo to that group many can help you with the name.

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Alfred! Maybe it doesn't have fruits, but I really have no idea! I have a lot plant photos I don't know the names. I hope someone will help!!

 

Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

Very unusual blooms Xueling but I haven't seen this one before. Does it produce fruites? maybe someone else can name this one?

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Alfred! The one I posted above is about a shrub size, about 4 feet tall.

I have another unknown tree, please help:

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Alfred Ng

2 Years Ago

Xueling,
I haven't seen this one before, there are many flowers out west and we don't have here. looks like the Monarda and it does looks like from the succulents. How big is the plant?

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Thank you Rebecca,
I will search it for sure! Have a nice weekend:-)!

 

Rebecca Sherman

2 Years Ago

Xueling, Maybe Alfred can narrow it down, but I think it might be something in the grevillea family.

 

Warren Thompson

2 Years Ago

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Al...I got this orchid in Lakeland Florida.

 

Xueling Zou

2 Years Ago

Does any one know the flower I took? Thank you!

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