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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There is really very little to go on, It has four petals, four sepals, Large Pistle raised, stamens clustered, cannot see leaves though looks long stem, I assume its perennial, and its small so dont have any idea of scale therefore you have to help us a little.


Yes it is perennial.
Lots of these tiny flower go to make a plant.

Scale..difficult...maybe the single flower is smaller than a ladybird.
Never seen the 2 together so cannot be sure
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't give much away do you?
Clump, mat, single flower stem?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You don't give much away do you?
Clump, mat, single flower stem?


Cannot make it too easy!
It is a shrub that forms a clump...with many flowering stalks.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bergenia
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Bergenia


Definitely not Bergenia which usually flower in the spring.
They are not a shrub!
Still far too big.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bergenia+flowers&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=T6H7U9PrKs_gaO3egIAB&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=703
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a sedum?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is it a sedum?


Not Sedum.
Still too big....think smaller.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sedum+flowers&client=firefox-a&hs=ff3&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Wqv7U4rcL9XbaurGgZAM&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking at pictures and descriptions of plants in flower about now but all have five petals/bracts, not four.
Is this one tiny flower of an inflorescence like fennel or hydrangea? Are you using a macro lens?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've been looking at pictures and descriptions of plants in flower about now but all have five petals/bracts, not four.
Is this one tiny flower of an inflorescence like fennel or hydrangea? Are you using a macro lens?
I'm up too late!! Going to bed!



This plant definitely has 4 petals and 4 sepals.
Yes...macro pic.....A close up of a tiny flower about 2mm in size.
This is just a single flower ..one of many up the stalk.

No to fennel and Hydrangea.
It does not have umbels or panicles or corymbs of flowers.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Foeniculum+vulgare+flower&client=firefox-a&hs=VKD&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=rcs&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=XDz8U7qdBYOO7Abhz4GADg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hydrangea+flowers&client=firefox-a&hs=VLD&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=mjz8U-bxBobMyAP_lYCoBQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1536&bih=728

OK a clue....
in the wild I would expect to find it on the mountains rather than besides a river or pond.
It can be found as a white form as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. I'm still trying......
What about the leaves? The overall height?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoary willowherb or american willowherb?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit- just saw the size of the flower and the preferred habitat stated above- strike the above guess!

Ling heather?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a tall Echium ?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what we know so far is ,This plant definitely has 4 petals and 4 sepals.
Yes...macro pic.....A close up of a tiny flower about 2mm in size.
This is just a single flower ..one of many up the stalk. in the wild I would expect to find it on the mountains rather than besides a river or pond.
It can be found as a white form as well.
It is a shrub that forms a clump...with many flowering stalks. It flowers in August,
Ok I dnt know what it is but if you google all the above it throws up Hebe, but ii dont think its that,deffo not an Echium, nor Deutzia, nor Viburnum but you say its common, Cotoneaster No,Heather no wrong flower type, Buddlia No, Pittospernum but thats tall not shrub mat forming,Last guess Thyme.
Ok tell me ive missed my dinner break .................... Laughing
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