Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

Beginner Flowers: Flower Ninja Needed

Communities > Forums > Beginner Flowers
bookmark
Forum: Beginner FlowersReplies: 6, Views: 65
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
ImaFlowerMan
North Coast
Dominican Republic

December 3, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9720628

Hello,

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

http://wetravelandblog.com/2013/travel-photography/travel-photo-essays/flowers-dominican-republic/

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

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
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
3
4 Phalaenopsis spp. (moth orchid) good luck narrowing it down
5 Dendrobium spp. (orchid)
6-9 orchids I don't know
10
11
12 Cleome hassleriana (Spider flower)
13
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!
ImaFlowerMan
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

plantfreak78

plantfreak78
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.
lancer23
San Francisco, CA

January 5, 2014
11:45 AM

Post #9740837

I'll try the orchids:
#6 Oncidium(dancing lady)
#7?
#8Ascocenda(vanda alliance)
#9 dendrobium
Last 2 is Ascocenda
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 10, 2014
12:13 PM

Post #9744665

http://wetravelandblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/flowers-of-the-world-1-of-1-9.jpg
May be a Desmodium

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(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

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Beginner Flowers Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Welcome to the Beginner Flowers forum! dave 147 Feb 14, 2013 3:15 AM
snapdragon picture gessiegail 39 Jan 1, 2012 1:04 PM
show us beginners your blooms gessiegail 324 Jan 8, 2012 6:20 AM
Favorite annuals from your 2006 garden! Trish 81 Mar 7, 2007 2:02 PM
Heat Mats Ironsides 6 Nov 27, 2007 1:31 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America