Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Oct 21, 2014.
I'm wondering ........ yes I am!
Will this pic stump y'all????
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.
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....
This one looks a bit like it... is it a sempervivum pittonni? Hmmm not quite the same right....
tosses in the word weird with that
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.
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.
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??
PS: I enjoyed reading the replies. And Rock, you made me LOL with your Hedda Hopper comment! LOL
Hmmmm. OK, I looked for white volcano flowers in Hawaii. Found several including
this variety of phlox.
And found this in Alaska.
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
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!
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??????)
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!
You guessed it.
Wow. That was a toughy! At least we got the "flower" part right. LOL
Dar Artichoke flowers are amazingly beautiful!
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?
Looks like a calla lily wearing a tiara. Must be some sort of pitcher plant.
I can just picture it now.
Ha Ha. You're sort of on the right track. But not quite there yet.
Looks like a meat eating fly catcher trap plant to me, not up to googling right now.
Here's another hint for you all. It's not found in this country and it is endangered.
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.
A cousin of the Sarracenia leucophylla?
Or of the Cobra Lily?
Can't find that specific striped leaf either...
Separate names with a comma.