Thursday, 10 July 2014

Flower Quiz

Dear friends - it is many, many moons since I last did one of my flower quizzes. The answer will be given on Saturday evening but until then I will switch on 'comments moderation' and retain any answers that guess the flower correctly in order to give everyone a chance. The flower is blooming at the moment, I took this photo today - I have probably been over generous in the amount I have revealed, but do please give it a try.

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  1. Dear Rosemary, you certainly don't have to moderate my answer, because I don't have any idea what it is. On the first glance I thought species tulip, but of course those don't bloom now. I am guessing it is a wild flower in the woods, but I might be totally off. Looking forward to finding out on Saturday! Wishing you a nice rest of the week!
    Christina

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    1. Some astute observations Christina - thank you for trying

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  2. Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip tree

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  3. This is a flower of Liriodendron tulipifera.
    Regards,
    Janneke

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  4. Absolutely clueless Rosemary.
    Looking forward to Saturday, to see what the name of this lovely flower is.

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    1. It is an interesting looking flower isn't it Val - I love your honesty

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  5. Dear Rosemary,
    it looks very alienated, your photograph - so, maybe: shame on me when I guess it might be honexsuckle? (Normally I know how it looks like...)

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    1. Dear Britta - the flower certainly has colours in common with honeysuckle.

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  6. Dear rosemary, this is fun. Only I don't know the answer. It could be of the Lilly family but the leaves are not right. So, I give up and watch and see what happens.

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    1. Dear Gina - these do flower in the States but their blooms are not obvious unless you know that they are there, and look for them.

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  7. Dear Rosemary,

    I'm checking in with you, but as I do not have a green thumb, I'm not even qualified to guess. But I will say that if I were a bee, I think this would be very inviting!

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    1. Dear Mark - according to dear old Wiki they do grow in Florida - but you are right I can just imagine the bees enjoying them.

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  8. I'm not sure but I think it's honeysuckle with its perfumed flowers.

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    1. Thank you for giving it a try Olympia - you are not alone in think that it is honeysuckle - it think may be the colouring is very similar.

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  9. No idea, Rosemary. My wild guess is, it's some crop plant..?

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    1. Not a crop plant Satu, but thank you for giving it a go.

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    1. I think you are the third person to say honeysuckle - the colours are similar - thank you for trying Elaine.

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  11. Hi Rosemary

    I am sure this is the Tulip tree (Lirodendron). I saw one in bloom in Hastings just the other day. Many years, they do not bloom at all, then only the odd flower, occasionally a tree will be covered in flowers. This is a good year for them - they like mild weather.

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  12. I am stumped, but I might have a think and come back with a guess if that is OK! Either way I am desperate to find out as I am very intrigued!! xx

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    1. Don't spend too long thinking about it Amy - you already have your hands very full at the moment.

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  13. Have no idea and look forward to find out from you what is is, Rosemary.
    Best wishes,
    Margaret

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    1. I am reliably informed that they do grow in the southern hemisphere.

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  14. Not something familiar, but very beautiful. I'll come back to see the answer :)

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    1. It has lovely butter coloured flowers.

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  15. Sorry dear, giving up on this one - I feel it's a lily of some type but no idea which one.
    Very pretty though.

    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Hello Mary - having mentioned that you feel it is a lily of some type you may be interested to know the origins of its name when I show it on Saturday.

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  16. Hi Rosemary, do you have a tuliptree(Liriodendron) in your garden?

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  17. I think it may be the flower on a deciduous tree. It looks awfully like the flower on the Tulip Poplar tree; it blooms out here in early spring. Anyway, that's my guess: Tulip Poplar (don't know the botanical name!)

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  18. I'm sure you will have a correct answer by now but I think it is the flower if the Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera).

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  19. ……………..or perhaps, just perhaps, a wild orchid?

    Mary x

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    1. Ah! dear Mary - it certainly looks exotic enough

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  20. I agree with the others who think it looks a bit like honeysuckle, but it also looks to me like the Easter lily, or St Joseph lily as we used to call it. But also slightly different in some way. I guess this is a plant I have never seen, Rosemary, like so many lovely flowers which bloom in more gentle climates.

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    1. Here is a clue Patricia - it is a North American species, but was apparently imported into Australia from the Hilliers Nursery in the UK about 55 years ago.

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  21. This does look like a tulip doesn't it. Well not in bloom right now, so I would say this is the flower to a tulip tree Rosemary.

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  22. I specially haven't read any of the comments so can say without prejudice that it is a honeysuckle! Prior prejudice I mean. (But - I bet it isn't. That would be too easy...)

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    1. I think that you are about the 5th person to think that it could be honeysuckle

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