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Challenge: Can you figure out what this is?

Posted by timvid (My Page) on
Tue, May 30, 06 at 23:57

OK everybody, let's have some fun. I took this picture of something in my yard this weekend. Let's see who's the first to guess what it is.

Tim
www.WildlifeTheater.com


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RE: Challenge: Can you figure out what this is?

Some sort of fruit?
Lisa


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Nope, but that's a good guess. It does look sort of pineapple-ish, doesn't it.

Tim


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Honeycomb/bee hive?


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well then it has to be the center of some flower......???


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Ok, I am going to guess that it is the center of a developing sunflower....at least the pattern looks right.

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It's not a sunflower, but it is a flower. Should I just tell you what kind? (It's pretty tricky, because you could even have the flower but never see this).

Tim


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no, no, don't give it to us that easily.
give us a clue or two.
this is fun....!


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Rats Tim, I dont know what zone you are in, but I have a sneaking feeling it's not a flower I would have here in Michigan!
Lisa


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Sorry, I should have told you the zone... zone 7, Memphis, TN. It is native to the Southeast, but is cold hardy to zone 5.

Tim


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The center of a daisy before it's developed??
Too bad you can't zoom slowly outward until somebody can get it.
It looks like those things in the center are developing at different rates.
Hmmmm.....can you give us another clue?


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HUUUMM Cath, cant be a daisy then, they are cold hardy to zone -500 LOL


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Not a daisy. HINT: It grows to about 18 inches tall, and the basal foliage spreads about 18 inches.

Tim


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Well Tim, I am going out to the garden now with a magnifying glass, first stop cornflower.
Lisa


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I'm going to guess it's the recepticle (what's left after the flower falls off) of some flower. Close?


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Yes, that's what it is. Thanks for telling me the correct term..I didn't know what to call it.

HINT: This flower was named after a 19th century Scottish botanist.

Tim


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This?

Here is a link that might be useful: Perhaps?


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Nope, that's not it. That's an interesting-looking flower though.

Tim


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Rhizo....is that chettle charm?


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Delphinium brunonianum...l.named after a 19th century Scottish botanist. :-)


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Hmmm...now I've found another source that says the namesake of this flower was an ENGLISH botanist. So now I don't know if he was Scottish or English. He's also noted as a writer and physician.

Tim


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(lol)....seems like they ALL were back then. Multi-talented, I mean. How about a clue to the plant family? Seems like it might be in the Asteracea (Compositae) family. Would that be correct?


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Yes, rhizo, you're correct.

Tim


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Tim, dear....we need some more CLUES!!!!!! Give us a chance!


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HINTS: Mine are a lavender/blue, though they come in other colors. In my zone (7), the basal foliage stays evergreen, and they thrive in full sun. The bloom can be 4 inches across.

Tim


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Is it one of the Osteospermums? There are no many of them, SURELY one is named for a Scottish/English 19th Century botanist, lol!

And if not, the next @!#$%*!! needs to be a darned PICTURE! ;-)


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For my own protection, I have attached a photo. I won't be able to post again until later tonight.

Tim


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I am sure that even if I saw a pic of the whole thing I STILL wouldnt know what it was! LOL
lisa


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If you want to know what it is, here's a link for you.

Tim

Here is a link that might be useful: Nature's Pattern


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TOTALLY cool! Many thanks, Tim.


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Cool! Thanks Tim. That was fun. How 'bout another?


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Yes, cool!! I vote for another, too. It made us "stretch" and that's good mental exercise!

Tim, may I use your picture to post on a discussion board for our Master Gardeners? I think they would enjoy the challenge as much as we have.

Sandy


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Thanks everyone. I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope it wasn't too frustrating. If I can come up with another good one I'll try it again.

Sandy, I'm fine with you using the photo for that purpose.

Tim


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