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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Orange Mystery Flower

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Does anyone out there know what this is?
Edit, 4-18-08: As can be seen in the comments section below, my friend Anne from across the pond has identified this intensly orange-flowered plant as a helianthemum. Thanks Anne!




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6 comments:

Haley said...

It looks like a poppy to me. Or a type of...

Christine said...

At first it looked like a poppy to me too, but the leaves aren't poppy-like and neither are the pods. Thanks for visiting, Haley.
To my regular visitors, I encourage you to visit Haley's blog. This young woman has something to say.

Paz said...

I have NO idea, but I love it! Love the color. ;-)

Paz

Anonymous said...

It's a Helianthemum I have some in my front garden. The flowers don't last long (a day) but once it's spread you get loads of flowers like a carpet. It's a Mediterranean plant and it seems to thrive in a fairly dry soil. I think they call this particular coloured one Mrs Bradshaw. I have three others in pale pink, white and a yellow. This crimson one seems to show off the most flowers. I originally had mine as a cutting from a friend's plant and her's then died most embarrassing.
Anne

Christine said...

Thank you so much Anne for identifying this plant. I was totally stumped. And, by the way, it is not growing in my garden, but in a Sierra foothills garden where the soil is indeed dry. Thanks again!

And thanks to you too Paz, for your eternally delightful enthusiasm. :)

Anonymous said...

You're welcome Christine, it's well worth having in the garden if you have a dry patch.
Anne