What kind of flower is this?

winsorw(8)August 21, 2011

Hi,

I saw this flower in front of a cafe in Auburn and was wondering what it is. At first I thought it was a dahlia but I don't think it is.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/winsorw-garden/?saved=1

Thank you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photo of the flower in question

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Oops; says "winsorw doesn't have anything available to you."

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 8:33PM
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winsorw(8)

Hi Jean001a,
I am sorry, it should be there now. Thank you for letting me know.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 11:09PM
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xantippe(8 Portland OR)

I believe it is a dahlia.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 11:33PM
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larry_gene

Dahlia, similar to variety "Wheels" or "Wowie", see dahlias dot com, then use "all dahlias" menu link for an alpabetical listing with images. Your dahlia is on the last page.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 11:51PM
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winsorw(8)

Thanks Larry_gene, I appreciate the help.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 11:16AM
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winsorw(8)

If it is a dahlia, what is it's name (variety)?
Thanks.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 9:43PM
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larry_gene

The varietal name could be Wowie or Wheels, mentioned above. There are several dahlia varieties exhibiting the petal & stamen pattern of your image.

I have been to Swan Island Dahlias several times, but know nothing about the genus/species of these plants. The annual tours there probably start any weekend now.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 12:07AM
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