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Anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Catriona, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap opium poppy 1.jpg
     
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  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Oriental Poppy?

    S
     
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Um... you can call it that...
     
  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    No, honestly!

    Papaver orientale, the Oriental poppy, is a perennial flowering plant native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran. Oriental poppies grow a mound of leaves that are hairy and finely dissected in spring.
     
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    This one has smooth leaves, a big smooth bud and I believe is an opium poppy.
     
  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Could be!

    S
     
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  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It's quite lilac in the centtre part of the petals. Came with the wildflower seeds!
     
  8. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Well, it's wild in some parts of the world...

    S
     
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Haha! Hmm. Not here, I think.
     
  10. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    But with a little effort, it could be...
     
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  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Got another flower - looks like a mini sunflower.
    Wondering if it is
    The bush daisy looks a lot like small sunflowers. Also known as golden daisy bushes or African bush daisies (Euryops chrysanthemoides), the tender shrubs produce bright yellow flowers that surround heads of black seeds that attract birds. Yellow daisy flowers do not close at night and the plant blooms year-round.

    ap wildflower yellow daisy.jpg
     
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  12. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Now that really is an excellent demonstration of the Golden Ratio phi!
     
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  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Got another one. The growth habit was, I thought, like an antirrhinum but now it has started to bloom I'm wondering if it is Toadflax. Is it clear enough to see? It's in an awkward place to get a good shot.
    ap wildflower toadflax 2.jpg
     
  14. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Phlox?
     
  15. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Nope, you're right. Toadflax. Never seen an all white one before. We have lots of fried egg coloured growing wild locally.
     
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  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I am hoping to see something as the petals open to confirm it. I can see that begonias and pelargoniums are going to take second place next year. :)
     
  17. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    Snapdragon.

    Graeme
     
  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Donj't think so. The flower is not the same shape. I'll try to get a better picture, but the rain has started - yeah!!
     
  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Well I was talking to my neighbour over the fence and she suspected it was the same as the ones she had growing in the frontwhere she scattered some seeds. Her's is/was pale yellow and now weith seed pods. It seems this white one might just be a sport or variation.

    ap toadflax and bee.jpg

    ap toadflax.jpg
     

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