Sunday, 26 August 2012

Quickie Guess the Flower - answer tonight

A very pretty flower, but thank goodness it does not grow in my garden!!!
Answers this evening.  
I am 100% confident that if Paul sees this he will guess correctly. However, he may be off having a Bank Holiday Weekend adventure.
Comments giving the correct answer will be shown tonight.

18 comments:

  1. Good morning Rosemary,
    Another teaser.. here goes.
    To me it looks like the family of Iris.
    But as you wrote that you are glad its not in your garden..i think not..for they are beautiful. -----IRIS

    val

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    1. Dear Val - your reasoning is correct. It is not an iris.

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  2. Impatiens glandudifera. When you have it in your garden it will rising up everywere in the garden. But I must say the flowers she brings are gorgeous.
    Have a beautiful Sunday Rosemary.

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    1. Dear Marijke - very well done, your expertise in recognising flowers is wonderful.

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  3. First I thought some kind of orchid but then I thought, no, there's something missing... I do wonder now why you wouldn't want it in your garden...???? It's a mystery to me....
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. It does resemble an orchid to a certain extent you are right.

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  4. I may have to hand in my crown, sceptre, cloak and sash Rosemary.
    I am sure your comment regarding this flower not growing in your garden is laden with suggestion. So it could be a noxious weed or it could be an old fashioned bedding plant.
    I am on the road this weekend and via my phone screen my nearest guess would be a Snapdragon.

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    1. Sorry to interrupt your journey Paul - I do like snapdragons and would happily have them in my garden.
      You are correct about the clue being laden with suggestion.

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  5. Looks beautiful, is it poisoness or so?

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. I am not aware of it being poisonous but it does have some undesirable qualities.

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  6. Dear Rosemary, I think it's a Policeman's Helmet (can't think of the proper name right now). It is outlawed in some of our states because it is such a prolific bloomer and spreads easily. Their mature seed heads explode when touched. Children love to do this (and so do I)

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    1. Dear Gina - I have heard it called that. You may be surprised at some of the information I am showing about the seed heads and how far they explode!!!

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  7. All right. I had to look up the proper name just in case. It's the "Hymalayan Balsam". I have it growing in my garden right now. A friend gave me a little plant she had started from seed. IT HAS TAKEN OVER MY GARDEN.
    Funny, I was going to post it for my next "can you identify".

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    1. Oh my goodness Gina - are you still friends???

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  8. Looks like some kind of Iris to me......the undesirable qualities or mine at home....is they spread like "wildfire". LOL

    xo

    Jo

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    1. Dear Jo - you are not alone in thinking that it might be an iris - I am just about to reveal what it is.

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  9. Hi Rosemary,
    Is it Himalayan Balsam? I have seen so much of this plant this year, lucky it is not in my garden either.
    Sarah x

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    1. It is beautiful isn't Sarah? but it is a devil to get rid of.

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