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Beginner Gardening: Flower Ninja Needed

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North Coast
Dominican Republic

December 3, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9720628


I would like to know if anyone could identify the flowers here:

There are quite a few but it would be cool to know the species!!!


Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 3, 2013
11:18 AM

Post #9720734

1 Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth)
2 Curcuma spp. (Ginger) not sure which one
4 Phalaenopsis spp. (moth orchid) good luck narrowing it down
5 Dendrobium spp. (orchid)
6-9 orchids I don't know
12 Cleome hassleriana (Spider flower)
14 Calotropis procera I think. Definitely something in Asclepiadaceae.
15 Ixora
16 Plumeria
17 orchid I don't know
18 Trimezia martinicensis (Yellow Walking Iris)
19 Pachystachys lutea (Golden Shrimp plant)
20 Zinnia

Hope this helps!
North Coast
Dominican Republic

December 4, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9721336

Awesome helped a million. They've all been labeled now. Will give you guys some credit, would be nice if we could figure out the remaining ones =D


Rolesville, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 5, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9722072

And now, a lesson in nomenclature. All Latin names should have the first letter of their genus ("first name") capitalized and but the first letter of the species (the second name) should be lower case, such as: Eichhornia crassipes never Eichhornia Crassipes.
San Francisco, CA

January 5, 2014
11:45 AM

Post #9740837

I'll try the orchids:
#6 Oncidium(dancing lady)
#8Ascocenda(vanda alliance)
#9 dendrobium
Last 2 is Ascocenda
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2014
12:13 PM

Post #9744665
May be a Desmodium


Clarksville, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2014
1:37 AM

Post #9745104

#3 might be a Protea of some variety

#10 might be a Bromeliad of some variety

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