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Produce => Non Edible Plants => Topic started by: gray1720 on May 04, 2020, 07:54:57

Title: Another one to ID
Post by: gray1720 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
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: gray1720 on May 10, 2020, 11:32:53
No-one? I can't believe everyone is flummoxed!
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: gray1720 on May 11, 2020, 21:52:09
Erodium crysanthus, it turns out.
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: galina on May 12, 2020, 08:33:44
Glad you found it, very flummoxed here.  :wave:
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: Paulh 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!
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: gray1720 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.

Adrian
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: saddad on May 12, 2020, 12:32:41
At least rocks don't go out of date... so the assembly should be easier!
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: gray1720 on May 12, 2020, 14:02:51
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18cW_yHo3PY

Adrian
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: Paulh on May 12, 2020, 15:39:55
Whatever rocks your boat!
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: Palustris 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. 
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: gray1720 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"!
Title: Re: Another one to ID
Post by: Palustris 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.