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 Post subject: Let us begin
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:13 pm 
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As Wildflower season approches the southern climes let us start this forum. No need for names if you don't know them. Someone will.
Two colors of Globemallow I have found so far:
This is Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)
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It's pink form
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Dichelostemma capitatum--or, sorry, common name Blue Dick :shock:
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And the bright Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy--sometimes called the Mexican Poppy not to be confused with the Mexican Prickley Poppy)
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Anyone else getting any wildflowers yet?
Happy Day,
AZED

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 Post subject: Re: Let us begin
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:26 pm 
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Yes. The trilliums are just starting to bloom and the yellow violets are in full swing. The Indian plums are winding down. Oh ya, the red flowered currants opened up about a week ago.

I'll try to get some pictures, but caring for my mother is taking up a lot of my time and the main computer with my pictures on it is upstairs and I don't get much time up there lately since I have to stay around where I can keep an eye on her. It's such a beautiful day today and it's really hard to stay inside, but maybe I can get her out for a while.

Thanks for showing yours!


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 Post subject: Re: Let us begin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:30 pm 
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Why was this forum created when there's a native plant forum? Just curious.


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 Post subject: Re: Let us begin
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:11 pm 
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luv2,
I quote the suggestion.
"Hi, fellow committee members.

I was just wondering what you all might think of a wildflower forum? Somewhere people could share what they have blooming in the wild in their areas of the world, and maybe a place to get things like this identified?

Who brought it up is irrelevent. I hear you but there are many more native plants than just wildflowers. Nothing is cast in stone. Give it some time and we will take a look at the stats.

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AZED

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 Post subject: Re: Let us begin
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:24 am 
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It doesn't matter to me who brought it up. Just a bit confusing. So I should put all native flowering plants here and native flowering shrubs and trees in the native plant section? Or does "wildflowers" cover any plants gone wild? Sorry, it has been a rough few months and my brain and body are weary. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Let us begin
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:45 am 
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luv2
Hope things are smoothing out up there for you.
Concerning your quandry I quote the greatest philosopher of my
younger years. "What Me Worry?" (Alfred E. Neuman)
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Post what you want where you want.
Take it easy,
AZED

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 Post subject: Re: Let us begin
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Thanks for the pic. :lol: I just didn't want to get into trouble with the forum police. :wink:

It may be a while before things smooth out, so I take advantage of every sunny day to undo some of stress, but just get short amounts of time for it. Every little bit helps though and with so many native plants coming into bloom, it makes the air smell sweet and it's so refreshing.


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 Post subject: Re: Let us begin
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Luv2,
Do you have Trillium out there? DOY!!! I just re-read your earlier post!!!
In west Oregon and southwest Washington when they decided to bloom the forest (our yards) were filled with a pleasant almost intoxicating aroma. We knew they were blooming near by from the smell upto 30 feet away.
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 Post subject: Re: Let us begin
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:02 am 
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Ed, I LOVE the pink Globe Mallow. We only have the orange desert globe mallows here. Thanks for the beautiful photos!

Can't wait until some wildflowers are blooming here!

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