QuickQuiz: Pictures Game 14

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody!

    I'm wondering ........ yes I am!

    Will this pic stump y'all????

    Good luck!!!!!

    Diane :)


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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Looks like some creature that lives in the ocean. Or, possibly a pom pom
    dropped by a Dodger girl. Perhaps a chapeau for Hedda Hopper?

    Anyhoo I couldn't find a white flower that grows on bare rock. Wonder if
    that ground was once covered by lava.

    Rock
  3. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    It does look a bit like lava rock Rock, you might have a point there. My first thought was that it looked like some sea anemone too but it doesn't seem to be underwater. Hmmmm.... will google on lava anemone succulent to see what comes up....
  4. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    This one looks a bit like it... is it a sempervivum pittonni? Hmmm not quite the same right....
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    tosses in the word weird with that :p
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul
    Don't think I'd want one of those in the house. Reminds me of Medusa.

    Speaking of anemones, I gave a report on them in High School. A dozen
    years later I moved to California. Lived near the beach. Lots of anemones
    living on the rocks. I was very surprised to see what they looked like.

    I'm afraid Diane has stumped us this time. Looks like some sort of
    succulent, doncha think? We have a couple in bloom. The flowers
    are spectacular, but only last a few days.

    Rock
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  6. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Hi all,

    I think you're right Rock. I believe it's a flower. Or possibly the flowering part of an artichoke? To me, it most resembles some sort of chrysanthemum.


    Dar.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all ---

    Here are some clues:

    It is a rare plant.

    It grows in volcanic areas, areas above 6900 feet (2100 meters).

    Its origin is U.S., but not part of the contiguous 48 states.

    Did that help?? ;)

    Good luck!

    Diane :D


    PS: I enjoyed reading the replies. And Rock, you made me LOL with your Hedda Hopper comment! LOL
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm. OK, I looked for white volcano flowers in Hawaii. Found several including
    this variety of phlox.

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    And found this in Alaska.

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    The Northern Lights. We used to see them from our backyard in Minnesota.
    But they were much fainter. Anyhoo, still can't find the medusa anemone
    mystery plant.

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    And this is a photo from 1905 of a volcano in Samoa, an American territory.
    Couldn't find any white flowers there either. And so, as the island sinks in
    the west, we say Good bye to the beautiful sun knowing that someday we will
    return to this island paradise.

    We need a really good clue, Diane. Like the answer! HaHa!

    Rock
  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    MAUI.

    Relative of the daisy.

    Think a precious "metal", NOT gold.

    Think the days of Sir Lancelot.

    That's all I'm saying for now.......

    (Did I really stump y'all, my great Googlers??????)

    Diane o_O
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, that was a pretty good clue, Diane. It is a succulent, and it's endangered. Has
    silver hairs which help protect it from the elements. Common name: silversword.

    A perfectly splendid plant. Wowie for Maui!

    Rock
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  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

  12. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Wow. That was a toughy! At least we got the "flower" part right. LOL
  13. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Dar Artichoke flowers are amazingly beautiful!
  14. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Yes. One normally doesn't think of an artichoke as having a flowering stage, but they are quite lovely.

    Here's one: Can you guess what it is?

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  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey, Dar

    Looks like a calla lily wearing a tiara. Must be some sort of pitcher plant.
    I can just picture it now.

    Rock
  16. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Ha Ha. You're sort of on the right track. But not quite there yet.
  17. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Looks like a meat eating fly catcher trap plant to me, not up to googling right now.
  18. Darrae

    Darrae Member

    Here's another hint for you all. It's not found in this country and it is endangered.
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    I looked at hundreds of pics of pitcher plants. Couldn't find one that matched
    our pic. I did find a nice bouquet though.

    Oops! No workee. Almost impossible to find a pic I can copy. And, when I
    do a search on any topic now, I get the same sites listed page after page. The
    computer world is becoming more and more unfriendly.

    Ya got me stumped, Dar.

    Rock


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  20. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    A cousin of the Sarracenia leucophylla?

    Or of the Cobra Lily?

    Can't find that specific striped leaf either...
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014