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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
willow?


No ...it is not a willow.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is it the flower of the tree or a seperate entity that grows on that tree like a parasite?
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silver surfer wrote:
tagwex wrote:
Is it parasitic?


Err no!
It is just a flower...a very very healthy one!

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You asked again..."So is it the flower of the tree or a seperate entity that grows on that tree like a parasite? "
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My pic shows the flowers of a tree.
Plain and simple.
Perfectly healthy flowers.
Not affected in any way by parasites.

You maybe just haven't taken the time to REALLY look at them before.

Since I started to take close up pics of plants, it has opened MY eyes to what we have around us.
I hope in a very small way this teaser will encourage others too LOOK ...REALLY LOOK at plants more closely.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I initially asked if it was parasitic to narrow it down from not being an annual, biennial or perennial, then i asked was it ephemeral, Margo asked if it was a fungi, then Sive established that it grows ON a tree, so I was trying to establish if it was the flower of that tree or if the tree was a host.
So now we know that it is the flower of a tree with a healthy theme to it more commonly found in Europe than here.

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Definitely not ephemeral.
The "thing" is full of them. Very visible."

I asked earlier if it was the hooks that are visible in the photo that you were referring to that might be a clue.

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
I initially asked if it was parasitic to narrow it down from not being an annual, biennial or perennial, then i asked was it ephemeral, Margo asked if it was a fungi, then Sive established that it grows ON a tree, so I was trying to establish if it was the flower of that tree or if the tree was a host.
So now we know that it is the flower of a tree with a healthy theme to it more commonly found in Europe than here.


I did not mean to confuse you.
It is not just restricted to Ireland.
This tree grows in Ireland...and is common there.
But it is also found all over Europe.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
"Definitely not ephemeral.
The "thing" is full of them. Very visible."

I asked earlier if it was the hooks that are visible in the photo that you were referring to that might be a clue.


Hmm!
The "hooks" that you are seeing are actually the female parts of the flower.
The stigma and style. I couldn't tell you that earlier as it would have given the game away.

I started to call it a "thing" as at that stage of the game you had not got to it being flower.

Yes the trees are full of them and they are very visible..
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was starting to think moss but maybe not based on earlier comments. I like a good challenge but this is doing my head in.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A relative of burdock?
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
A relative of burdock?


Never seen a burdock tree.
NO..definitely not a burdock relative!

Maybe time to go out and have a look at your local trees.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that there isn't a burdock tree but the stigma are similar in appearance.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fagus sylvatica.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chance me arm with a Hawthorn
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Welcome to the party lads, me head is done in!
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have a look at this ? maybe ?


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