Another flower identification please!

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Another flower identification please!
« on: August 29, 2013, 16:44 »
Another flower identification please - also in my daughter's garden.  Growing in shady area on quite stony soil. The flower looks like a cistus to me. But leaves definitely not
Thank you for looking!
Fisher :)
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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 17:57 »
Not cistus, but pretty. Don't know though.

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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 18:25 »
It looks like a hibiscus, but the flower colour is throwing me a bit. Not one of the run of the mill ones I think  :unsure:

How does it grow?  Shrubby, herbaceous, tall, small ??

Seems your daughter has inherited a garden from someone who liked their plants and sought out the unusual  :)

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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 18:32 »
Looks like a potentilla.

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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 19:22 »
Aha!  G 61... it does look like a potentilla now Ive been googling!  Seems like there are a lot of varieties within the genus and some have palmate leaves. the colour is unusual tho .  Ill have to keep searching!
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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 19:37 »
The stamens look wrong for a potentilla - I'm still thinking  :wacko:
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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 19:50 »
The stamens look wrong for a potentilla - I'm still thinking  :wacko:

Yes. Potentilla flowers look similar to those of a strawberry. Thinking.
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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 11:49 »
I am going for Hibiscus as I was given a pink one as a wedding present. It isn't in flower so I can go out and check, but the leaves look the same. Def not a potentilla.
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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 11:54 »
The leaves are wrong for hibiscus. Looking more closely at them, they seem to be like a geranium.

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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 11:57 »
This is my hibiscus, different stamen. :unsure:

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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 11:59 »
Cranesbill prehaps
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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 13:12 »
most geraniums have long stamens as well  :blink:

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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2013, 15:20 »
Hibiscus voters: I wonder if it is from the Malvaceae family- apparently there are 200 species. The dark centre looks similar doesn't it?  But the flowers are only about 4cm across and it's low growing - maybe up to 20cm.  The petals are separate too- not overlapping. I'll have to get my daughter to do some more photos for me!
Thanks for looking all
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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 11:22 »
Just had a look through Hessayon's flower book. The nearest was Androsace but their flowers seem to be in a cluster on a single stem. My first thought was a mallow, and I used to have a short one, but it seeded everywhere so I don't have one to compare. As yours is low-growing, I giggled images of short-growing mallow, and the nearest is the Cape Mallow - try it and see. Funny thing is, your pic does remind me of something but don't know what.

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Re: Another flower identification please!
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 22:05 »
Good call GG!   I found this whilst searching for Cape Mallow
http://www.biodiversidadvirtual.org/herbarium/Anisodontea-malvastroides.-img131772.html  There's a question mark tho! But we're getting very close now! 
It's apparently tender- but is in a fairly sheltered corner

Thanks again
Fisher :)



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