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gray1720

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Another one to ID
« on: May 04, 2020, 07:54:57 »
Anyone recognise this? Unfortunately I've wiped out the flower through over-exposure, but it's five slightly overlapping petals a bit like a geranium, in a fetching yellow-cream shade.

Thanks!

Adrian
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Another one to ID
« on: May 04, 2020, 07:54:57 »

gray1720

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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 11:32:53 »
No-one? I can't believe everyone is flummoxed!
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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 21:52:09 »
Erodium crysanthus, it turns out.
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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 08:33:44 »
Glad you found it, very flummoxed here.  :wave:

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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 09:34:49 »
A heronsbill rather than a cranesbill, then. A nice little alpine rather than the weed I was expecting!

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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 11:51:00 »
Yes, I happened to mention it in conversation to my Mum (from whence it probably came many years ago), and she named it. I looked up Erodium and there it was, looking at me.

A nice find - I'm currently collecting rocks for a rockery in a Johnny Cash stylee (One piece at a time), so it'll even have somewhere to go.

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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 12:32:41 »
At least rocks don't go out of date... so the assembly should be easier!

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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 14:02:51 »
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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 15:39:55 »
Whatever rocks your boat!

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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 15:48:04 »
And just to put a spanner in the works, it is probably not true E. chrysanthus as the true species is probably not in cultivation. 
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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 16:07:59 »
No, but it's close enough for jazz - I can now say "The Erodium" instead of "the thingy"!
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Re: Another one to ID
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2020, 16:53:01 »
Propagate by taking cuttingsof the new growth at the beginning of the year. Ripe ones are much harder to get to root.
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