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dave

June 27, 2005
1:50 PM

Post #1579629

There are a total of 244 votes:


The plant produces one (mono) color of flower, rather than a variable mix
(13 votes, 5%)
Red dot


The plant will produce only a single flower or fruit at a time (e.g., orchids)
(86 votes, 35%)
Red dot


The plant will flower and produce seed or fruit in one season then die (i.e., annual plant)
(28 votes, 11%)
Red dot


A plant that will die after producing seed or fruit, which may take several years
(117 votes, 47%)
Red dot


Previous Polls

sylvi74
East Bethel, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 27, 2005
1:57 PM

Post #1579645

A pond with only one fish in it?
RachaelBee
N., CA
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2005
2:31 PM

Post #1579734

A photo with only one automobile?
DarwinESF
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2005
2:51 PM

Post #1579772

That's very punny you two.
naien
Capistrano Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 27, 2005
3:16 PM

Post #1579844

I was so [deleted] when my fishtail palm went to fruit.
art_n_garden
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2005
4:34 PM

Post #1580088

Lol yall three. i haven't got a good one but I am laughing!
picturelady
San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2005
9:38 PM

Post #1580979

Had to look this one up...I had no idea! I know now though. Thank you for expanding my kjnowledge today !!!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2005
10:13 PM

Post #1581053

I looked it up too.
Josephine.
JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 27, 2005
11:50 PM

Post #1581267

Well, I have 'Scruples,' so I voted first (wrongly guessing Door No. 2) and then looked it up in the dictionary.

See my post here for June 27 if you want to grow some 'Scruples" of your own:

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/502671/

This message was edited Jun 27, 2005 8:37 PM
BingsBell
SC, MT
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2005
12:26 AM

Post #1581362

My first thought was about a Koi...but my sense of humor wasn't fine tuned today until I read the first replies. Thanks...I needed that! LOL

Believe it or not, a somewhat wild guess got me the right vote. I just figured the word wasn't used that much and was rather unique sounding so I took the most unique answer...Logic...I dunno?
mgh
Willamette Valley, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 28, 2005
1:54 AM

Post #1581559

Wow, I think this is the first botany quiz I've gotten right! *big grin*
QueenB
Shepherd, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2005
3:47 AM

Post #1581843

mono-car'pic, n.; carp that prefer to remain single.
Kathryn127
Mandeville, LA

June 28, 2005
8:08 AM

Post #1582043

The car that Mono picked ~ Mono car pic
or
Mo doesn't want to pick the car ~ Mo no car pic

This message was edited Jun 28, 2005 11:34 AM
DCarrington
Riverview, NB
(Zone 5b)

June 28, 2005
8:41 AM

Post #1582055

I don't know the answer.

It would be nice if the answer was posted. Just because, "A plant that will die after producing seed or fruit, which may take several years", has most of the vote doesn't make it the correct answer.
bseddon
Pittsfield,, MA
(Zone 5b)

June 28, 2005
11:13 AM

Post #1582131

I like QueenB's comments the best. I'm a horticulture student, working on my certificate, and I had to look it up, Woe is me! I agree that it would be nice to have the answer posted after the vote...

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 28, 2005
12:15 PM

Post #1582235

The way the voting booth is structured, there isn't a way for me to post the "correct" answer for users to see after you vote. This is the same voting booth we use each week for all kinds of fun questions, most of which ask for opinions, so there is no "right" answer - and the main reason we have a weekly question is for the discussion it generates on the accompanying thread ;o)

The good news is the answers to all botany quizzes can be found in either Garden Terms or Botanary - and I hope these periodic quizzes nudge people to use those tools more frequently. I usually post a confirmation of the correct answer by the time the week is winding down and most people have voted already.
Kathryn127
Mandeville, LA

June 28, 2005
5:36 PM

Post #1583142

O.K., so I found the Garden Terms section and I read the definition - which I got wrong!
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 28, 2005
7:40 PM

Post #1583510

I don't think I'd want one of these plants. How terrible to wait several years for something to bloom, and it die and never come back.
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2005
1:02 AM

Post #1584258

Got me this Time , I had to look it up :-P
sjms
Keene, NH
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2005
1:37 AM

Post #1584331

but the jokes were good, Kathryn127!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 29, 2005
10:38 AM

Post #1585062

How about a DG person with one constant carp about a problem?
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

June 29, 2005
1:00 PM

Post #1585306

yuk-yuk-yuk

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phkat
Libby, MT
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2005
3:55 PM

Post #1585793

What??? You mean some people look it up BEFORE voting??? That seems so wrong! lol. I have a strong ethical code against cheating. Even on a poll for fun. Maybe I'm too uptight? :-)
Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2005
6:51 PM

Post #1586238

Yes - when people are stumped they look first. I had to look, so I didn't cast a vote. I just said my piece after finding out what it meant.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 30, 2005
3:05 AM

Post #1587497

No ethical dilemma - it's an "open book" test, as is most of life. (It's not what you know, it's whether you know where to find it ;o)
Monocromatico
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
(Zone 11)


June 30, 2005
5:17 AM

Post #1587792

My own fruit?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 30, 2005
5:18 PM

Post #1588879

touché @ monocromatico (chuckling - I should have used that as one of the choices ;o)
phkat
Libby, MT
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2005
1:57 AM

Post #1590101

Oh goodie. I've always loved open book tests. I wish my instructors at the college I'm attending would give some!
:-)
jagonjune
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

July 2, 2005
3:10 PM

Post #1593577

great quiz this time and great laughs - i like the prefers to be single carp - its all about lifestyle choices for gardeners
wannadanc
Olympia, WA

July 2, 2005
4:07 PM

Post #1593685

I did get it - w/o looking - but then as I read the responses - aside from the humorous ones, I don't think everyone got it even after looking it up.

Mono will always mean "one" - so it is particularly strange that this august body voted so often for the one selection that wasn't about "one" ... hmmmmmmm...

I did remember what a carpel was from Botany 101 - back in the Age of the Dinosaurs.

Vicki
phkat
Libby, MT
(Zone 5b)

July 5, 2005
4:23 PM

Post #1600457

Ah, but that choice is also about one... It only blooms or produces seeds ONE time and then it dies. Thats one cycle. :-)
paalexan
Las Cruces, NM

December 12, 2006
9:03 AM

Post #2992106

Annuals are monocarpic...
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

December 12, 2006
4:48 PM

Post #2993121

Annuals can be but not necessarily so.
Monocarpic is a plant that dies after producing flower,seed or fruit no matter how long it takes.
drflower
G1 2BG
United Kingdom

March 6, 2007
2:14 PM

Post #3253481

The ovary which have only one 'Carpel' is called as Monocarpic
drflower
G1 2BG
United Kingdom

March 6, 2007
2:15 PM

Post #3253488

which have only one carpel, is monocarpic
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2007
3:48 AM

Post #3256273

ROLF ! ! ! ! ! !
g_whizz
rosetta TASMANIA
Australia

September 23, 2012
2:09 AM

Post #9283664

Cardiocrinum Giganteum- 7 year wait, and thats it!!

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