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Playing with Purple in the Forest

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Found in the local forest, the only one of its kind AFAI can find. Any body recognise it?

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  2. tomrock

    tomrock Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    I just asked my wife if she recognized it (she's pretty savvy about wildflowers) and she doesn't but the pictures are GREAT. Congrats.
     
  3. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    My wife (a serious flower expert - she usually only knows things by their latin names, I have given up trying to buy flowers for her) says "some kind of lily - perhaps princess slipper"?

    But then, we live in the Northern Hemisphere, so probably not much help.
     
  4. DDG

    DDG Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 15, 2010
    Eremophila (Emu Bush)?
     
  5. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Toronto
    It's the most rare of sub-tropical orchids... the Looney Tunes Orchid.. see that digital image of Daffy Duck on it?... er no, it's Jim Carey morphing again, in caricature as usual, er no, it's....

    It's incredibly fascinating, and a compelling visual display.

    Bokeh D
     
  6. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks Tom, and to your wife.

     
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  7. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks TC, and wife. Can't find anything about that lily.

     
  8. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Doesn't look like it.

     
  9. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks mate. Rare enough nobody seems to know what it is, so far.

     
  10. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Found out, Hypoestes - Ribbon Bush, AKA 'Purple Haze'. All the way from Sth Africa.