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Any Help Would Be Appreciated [Jun. 19th, 2008|01:56 pm]
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[sxysadie21]
I am looking for some help. I have resized these. Which is sad because I feel like I lost just a bit in doing so. But I will put them behind a cut. First, I just joined - and the pictures I have seen here are breathtaking. I recently just got a new camera and in testing it out started to take a few pictures of my parents' garden when I was at their house. I was instantly in love with the way the pictures of flowers turned out. In the last three days I have trounced through their, their neighbors, and my own neighbors' houses and flowerbeds. It's safe to say I am obsessed. I have a few that I have identified. But a few others I haven't. The ones I haven't are mainly wild ones that grow in my backyard. If anyone could tell me what they are or steer me in the right direction I would be SO appreciative!!!



Let's start with an orange hibiscus from my mothers front flower box. I know very little about flowers (this new obsession is definitely starting to teach me more!) but this one always reminded me, as a kid, of a Pinocchio flower!



Here's a set of pink daises, also compliments of my mother's flower beds.




I made my way through my neighbors backyard and found this dahlia. I swear she said it was alright. ;) No, really!!




This next one is part of my parents' neighbors' clematis vine. This is one of my favorites when you zoom in! :)




These last three grow wild in my back yard.







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[User Picture]From: troubleagain
2008-06-19 07:40 pm (UTC)
The purple one in the middle looks like spiderwort, to me.

http://www.gpnc.org/spiderwo.htm


Nice pictures!
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[User Picture]From: sxysadie21
2008-06-19 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks times two! (For the compliment and the information). If it is, indeed spiderwort, it was smaller than they say (shorter, rather) in the www.gpnc.com link you gave me. But how amazing would it be if (I hope I read this right) it's true that it is spiderwort, that I caught it on the evening of the one day it blooms. (I did read that right, right? LOL) That's amazing. Thanks again!!
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[User Picture]From: troubleagain
2008-06-19 11:28 pm (UTC)
I see it bloom for weeks at a time....just one day for any individual flower. It's gone by afternoon.
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[User Picture]From: marchenland
2008-06-19 08:53 pm (UTC)
Where do you live? (Identifying plants relies a lot on knowing where they're growing!)
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[User Picture]From: sxysadie21
2008-06-19 09:06 pm (UTC)
(Good point! Duh. Thanks! haha) Northwest Indiana. About 15 miles from Chicago.
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[User Picture]From: marchenland
2008-06-19 09:28 pm (UTC)
The first wild flower looks likr it might be Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort):
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/motherwort.htm

I concur with the guess of spiderwort on the second one.

Finally, you've got what flower enthusiasts call a DYC -- a damned yellow composite. So called because there's a lot of them, they're all really similar, and identifying them can drive you crazy.
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[User Picture]From: sxysadie21
2008-06-19 09:40 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thanks so very much. I am glad to have a name to put with the picture!

And I was afraid that would be true about the yellow one. It's almost like a daisy shape but not quite and .. I don't know! But I'm sure at the point of "almost crazy."

I appreciate the help! Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: marchenland
2008-06-20 12:11 am (UTC)
There's a lot you can do to narrow it down on the daisy thing, like get more pictures of the leaves, how the leaves are shapes and how they are positioned on the stem, the size of the blooms, the length of the "petals" and the size of the disc in the middle, the height of the plant, the time of year it blooms including how long it blooms (one month or all summer, for example), the shape and size of the seeds, etc. Identification of closely related species and varieties often relies on the leaves and seeds over the flowers.
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[User Picture]From: troubleagain
2008-06-19 11:30 pm (UTC)
That's funny! DYC. Heee!
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[User Picture]From: momomom
2008-06-20 05:33 am (UTC)
Maybe Shrubby Butterweed? from here http://www.birdmom.net/wildflowersyellow.html
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