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    This is Madeliaine, full sister to Caramel, my endurance mare, and mother of Handy, my young gelding. She is grazing on the grass in one of the paddocks and the yellow flowers are Hawksbeard, a member of the dandelion family that is quite drought tolerant and we had a dry summer that year. The plant is quite tough and horses will eat the flowers but generally not overdo the rest of the plant, which can be problematical if consumed in excess. My horses are well fed on local Timothy/Brome grass hay and mineral block but they enjoy some fresh greens during our short growing season. They will also not eat the sweet clover plant that grows along the ditches until late summer and then they will only nip off a few flower heads. I have never had a toxicity issue with my horses and they seem to have inherent judgement regarding what plants they should consume and in what season or stage of growth.

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    Weed Flowers Can Be Beautiful Too.

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    Everybody's favorite weed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
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    swamp lantern [...] thermogenic, producing heat to melt snow around them.
    Wow, warm-blooded plants ... as it were.

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    Mr. Monroe I drink probably close to 60 ounces a day.... Forgive me sir, if I have offended you!
    Most assuredly, all in fun. Have a glass on me.

    And I never knew what columbines looked like, or were so beautiful. This was on a page about columbines ó is it possibly one? I am seeing petals within petals, right?



    source

    I looked around, they are called "double columbines". How is this possible?? Now I'm fascinated!



    Possibly petals within petals within petals ...

    They are amazing flowers....I cannot grow them here.....but the sizes and shapes and colors are depth defying. I am enchanted with them, as well as my beloved roses!

    NOW I think I will have a glass of NICE champagne!
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    Have a guess what these flowers are from their color.

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    A lavender field in Provence, France


    If I may ask, could folks please name the flowers as they post them. Thx!



    The quite extraordinary passion flower (Passiflora edulis).




    From the 1940s, travelers in California's San Joaquin Valley gather owl's clover and blue lupine in a field along Route 99.
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    Convallaria majalis
    Lily of the Valley

    The chemical bourgeonal is an aromatic aldehyde extracted from the scent of the lily of valley and used in perfumery.

    The following proves that scientists are really weird. A recent study showed that bourgeonal acts as a chemo-attractant for human spermatozoa by imitating the role of progesterone in stimulating sperm to swim twice as fast as normal. Now please, who in their right mind would think, "Hey, look at this stuff we extracted from the lily of the valley. Let's add some human sperm, put it under a microscope, and see what happens?"

    The only thing that would make sense here would be if the study was funded by the federal government.
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    Cosmos is native to scrub and meadowland in Mexico where most of the species occur, Florida and the southern United States, Arizona, Central America, and to South America in the north to Paraguay in the south. It is also widespread over the high eastern plains of South Africa, where it was introduced via contaminated horsefeed imported from Mexico during the Boer War.
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    Hookerís Lips Ė The Worldís Most Kissable Plant
    By Spooky on May 9th, 2013 Category: Travel

    Hereís a dumb question: if (the young) Mick Jagger was a plant, what would he be? Probably Psychotria Elata, commonly known as Hooker Lips or the Hot Lips Plant for the shape of its bright red bracts that resemble two luscious lips.

    This weird plant might look like the work of a photo editing software, but I can assure you those kissable lips are all natural. Found in the tropical rain forests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador, the Psychotria Elata plant has apparently evolved into its current shape to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. Affectionately known as Hookerís Lips, this extraordinary flower has unfortunately become endangered due to uncontrolled deforestation in the above-mentioned countries. So if youíve ever wanted to plant a kiss on Mother Nature, find yourself a Hot Lips plant and do it while you still can. The bracts are only kissable for a short while, before they spread open to reveal the plantís flowers.







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    The Doll's Eye (Actaea pachypoda), found in mature forests ranging from southern Canada to Georgia and west to Minnesota, is extremely poisonous for humans. The berries contain cardiogenic toxins which can have an immediate sedative affect on human cardiac muscle tissue, and are the most poisonous part of the plant. Ingestion of the berries can lead to cardiac arrest and death. The berries are harmless to birds, the plant's primary seed dispersers.

    It's most prominent feature is white spherical berries with black dots on the tip, hence the common name, Doll's Eye. The fruits grow from May through October. Very small amounts of tea brewed from roots used to relieve childbirth pains and PMS as well as headaches, colds, and coughs. The Doll's Eye was once thought to benefit the circulatory system. Leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and berries may cause gastrointestinal inflammation and skin blisters. The plant grows to 50 cm or more tall. It has toothed leaves up to 40 cm long and 30 cm broad and it produces a white flower.



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    Sea Poison Tree (Barringtonia asiatica) – A species of Barringtonia, common along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. They have a sickly sweet smell that attracts bats and moths at night. It is grown along streets for decorative and shade purposes in some parts of India.


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    Flame Lily (Gloriosa Superba) – This unusual flowering plant is native of tropical regions of Asia and Africa and belongs to Colchicaceae family. Flame Lily usually grows as tuberous climbing plant and produces unusual red or yellow flowers with wavy edges. It is the national flower of Zimbabwe

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    Tricosanthes


    Photo credit: nature products.net

    This flower blooms in the mountainous regions of Myanmar. It grows on a vine which is a member of the cucumber family ( Cucurbitaceae). In the winter it produces fruit of really bright, fiery red colour.


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    This close up of its flower shows the almost ragged looking frills that are its petals and are present when it first opens. The plant grows at a furious rate. A seed planted in warm wet conditions will have produced a climber big enough to cover an area of more than ten square feet after two months.
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    Koki'o Kokai cookei is an extremely rare tree, endemic to Hawaii. It was discovered in 1860, at which time only three specimens could be found. The tree proved difficult to propagate, and by 1950, after the last seedling died, it was deemed extinct. In 1970 a sole survivor was found, which was sadly destroyed in a fire in 1978. Luckily one of the branches of that last remaining tree was saved, and grafted into 23 trees that exist today, all of which are situated in various places in Hawaii. The Kokai is a small tree that grows to about 10-11 meters high. Their most striking feature has to be the hundreds of bright red flowers that mature trees produce annually. Sadly that is a rarity which few will be privileged to see.
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    ll About the Ambrosia Flower

    You will find that the Ambrosia flower has a Greek origin and a name that is following along with that meaning. This flower is actually a Greek term for love and it stands for a returned love. It would make a lot of sense that this flower would be given out to a lot of people as a romantic gesture, but what you will find out is that this flower isnít really used as often as you think for that and this is an extremely underrated flower that looks beautiful and has beautiful meaning.
    Description of the Ambrosia Flower

    The Ambrosia flower is both dangerous and is beautiful, if you are interested in this great flower, you want to be sure that you are checking it out, there are a lot of unique features and a lot of great options for it. While this isnít the most friendly flower out there for people, it is beautiful and that really makes it a desirable flower for a lot of different things. Be sure that you are looking into how this is grown, the features of it, and all the other things that will help you best understand this flower.
    Appearance of the Ambrosia Flower

    The Ambrosia flower is actually part of the ragweed family and there are a lot of species of it that are out there. This is a flower that is beautiful and that looks incredible. The Ambrosia flower has different colors that it comes in, you will find that there are purples, pinks, yellows, whites, and many other colors that stand out. You will be able to find these beautiful flowers and make some great bouquets with it and know that it will really stand out. This is a gorgeous flower and it is definitely underrated.
    Why do people plant the Ambrosia Flower ?

    Part of the reason why you donít see a lot of the Ambrosia flowers out there is that they are hard to grow. There is a specific climate that they need and if there arenít a lot of options out there to grow it, there arenít a lot of these flowers. This flower actually provides a dryer climate that is hot, humid and moisture are not good for it and the flowers are going to grow in this dry climate a lot more than it will grow anywhere else. Be sure that you are getting the right conditions for it so that you get this gorgeous flower that is growing.

    You want to be sure that if you are going to grow the Ambrosia flower that you have all of the best conditions that are out there. You want to be sure that you have a dry desert climate that is going to work the best for you and that is going to help you get the flowers that you need. From great bouquets to a great plant to grow, there are many reasons why people want to check this flower out and great options.



    Epiphyllum Ambrosia


    Nymphaea Ambrosia


    Black Ambrosia


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    Bachelor Buttons

    These cheerful, ragged blossoms are at home in temperate gardens around the world. They bloom so prolifically with so little care that they often are the first plants that children grow on their own.

    The nickname "cornflower" comes from the fact that the plant grows wild in the grain fields of southern Europe. When Napoleon forced Queen Louise of Prussia from Berlin, she hid her children in a cornfield and kept them entertained and quiet by weaving wreaths of cornflowers. One of her children, Wilheim, later became the emperor of Germany. Remembering his mother's bravery, he made the cornflower a national emblem of unity.

    Depending upon the variety, plants will grow to between 1 and 3 feet tall and are most effective when massed in beds and borders for color. Bachelor buttons are a cutting garden favorite, and they are one of the easiest flowers to dry for everlasting arrangements.

    Sowing Bachelor Button Seeds

    Bachelor buttons are easy to grow from seeds outdoors. Sow in spring, 1 to 2 weeks before the last expected frost, for early summer blooms. They can also be sown in fall in mild climates for early spring blooms.

    Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart. The seeds need complete darkness to germinate, so make sure they are well covered. When seedlings are 1 to 2 inches tall, thin them to 6 to 8 inches apart. The first blooms appear 10 to 12 weeks after planting, and last for about a month. Successive plantings can extend the bloom period.

    Will they come back next year?

    Bachelor buttons are annuals, which means they complete their entire life cycle in a single year, and then die. But don't despair; they may be back next year! Bachelor buttons ensure their own survival by dropping seeds that will germinate and grow the following year in most climates. As with most annuals, keeping the spent flowers picked off will encourage the production of more flowers, but to allow them a chance to reseed, leave some of the last flowers to die naturally on the plant. This will give them a chance to drop seeds.











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    Another species of smelly flowers, growing in the rainforests of Sumatra Islands, Indonesia, rafflesia is probably the world's biggest flower. It is said that the stench of this flower is so overpowering that nobody can go near it. The flower has large and heavy petals, which resemble meat, hence it is also known by its other name 'meat flower'.






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    Heliconia rostrata (Lobster claw, False-bird-of-paradise) is an herbaceous perennial native to the north western region of South America. Other Heliconias grow in the upright position (Heliconia caribaea), their cup-shaped flowers storing water for birds and insects. This plant, however, has downward-facing flowers, and provides a source of nectar to birds.

    Heliconias are known to those who grow them as a host flower to many birds, especially the Hummingbird. Because of its unique characteristics, it is often used as a specimen for tropical gardens.

    Along with the Kantuta flower, Heliconia rostrata, known as patujķ, is the national flower of Bolivia.









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    Pink Puya

    This is a very rare species which is native to Argentina. The goreous pink, blue, mauve and white flowers actually change colour as the flowers mature. This one can be grown in mild climates as itís hardy down to about twenty degrees.

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    Pseudobombax ellipticum is a species of plant in the Malvaceae family, subfamily Bombacoideae. Common names include "Shaving Brush Tree". P. ellipticum is native to southern Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

    Pseudobombax elipticum is a tree that can reach 18 m (60 ft) in height and 1.3 m (4 ft) d.b.h. Its branches are close to the base of the stem. It is a deciduous tree with succulent stems. Uses include firewood and wood for carving handicrafts. The tree is grown as an ornamental in Florida and Hawaii, and the attractive flowers are used to decorate homes and churches in Central America.











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    A black hollyhock (Alcea rosea) sports double blooms of deep maroon-black on tall stems. "[Black flowers] seem to rebel against nature and draw us to their nonconformity," says Scottish gardener and exotic plant seller Diane Halligan. "In this respect they are perhaps the rock stars of the plant world."







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    I know heliconia!!! I know it very well! I usually have it in my home!!

    There is a fuzzy one!
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    Cattleya: Cattleya orchids are perfect for you if youíll be growing them in areas with a lot of natural light such as the Midwestern United States or Central or South America. These plants reward their orchid growers with an extravagant display of colorful blooms. They seem to be sending back out the very sun they soak up.

    The following pictures are only a small sampling of the varieties of this orchid.













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    This stunning flower arch is called "The Wisteria Tunnel" and you can visit it in the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Japan--just a 4-hour bus ride from Tokyo.

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    Godetia is a lovely flower that grows well in the shade. The blooms are so profuse that they almost obscure the foliage. They are a bit reluctant to transplant and so are not too commonly seen in the bedding plant venues but they are worth the trouble if you start your own seed. Use individual peat pellets if you want to start them a bit early and they will transplant with decent success then.



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