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CORONA VIRUS QUIZ NO 3


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:02 am    Post subject: CORONA VIRUS QUIZ NO 3 Reply with quote

Come on folks...surely there are more people looking than Greengage.
Have a go.

What plant does this flower belong to?



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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK.....a clue.
1st pic shows the female flowers.
2nd pic shows the male flowers.



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holly Iam confident
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes..you are correct.
It is a Holly.!
The first pic was taken from a female tree .... Ilex.x altraclerensis Golden King.

Some trees are female....some trees are male...some are both



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An irish woman wrote a monagraph on Hollies as a lot were misnamed.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here this Timber press book is THE book of choice on Hollies.

Hollies: The Genus Ilex by Fred C Galle.

https://www.amazon.com/Hollies-Genus-Fred-C-Galle/dp/088192380X
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am hopeless on plant identification, know a few but not near enough. Used to be quite good on trees one time.

Can any of you tell me what this beautiful little flower is in the lawn please? I am thinking of getting the seed as I think it looks really good and it escapes the mower too. Are there any other low growing colourful flowers that would add to the effect?



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is one of the weedy Veronica..common name speedwell.

https://www.google.com/search?q=veronica+weed&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwitvo3A4MLpAhXhpHEKHYsmAukQ_AUoAXoECBoQAw&biw=1920&bih=938
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SS. Any other suggestions for something similar?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need.
It is a Veronica.
If you post clear pics to show the flowers and another to show the leaves I can try to say which Veronica it is.



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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You misunderstand me SS. A similar type of flower I was looking for, ones that wont have their heads chopped off by the mower. I like the idea of a coloured lawn.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry.
Misunderstood..
Lithodora diffusa.
Omphalodes.verna.
Both these have fab blue flowers



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any other colours?
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Light blue, dark blue and a blue and white flowers. See...

https://www.google.com/search?q=LITHODORA++FLOWERS&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi-356rltLpAhXaiFwKHXcFDFAQ_AUoAXoECBMQAw&biw=1920&bih=938

However neither Lithodora or Omphalodes are suitable for lawns..they are perennials.



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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clover will wreck the mower when its wet, white clover will smother everything else, red clover is crimson and crimson clover is blood red.
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