Friday, March 11, 2011

Quick Question


So this may be one of my shortest posts ever.  I'm curious, can anyone help me identify this flower?

21 comments:

  1. It reminds me of a morning glory. What does it look like to your other readers.

    Mrs.B

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  2. I would like to second that okra blossom suggestion. Looks exactly right to me.

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  3. Yes, I think that Melanie is right.

    I've been bouncing in and out all day hoping for a word from you. I'm sure you're busy today!

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  4. I think it's okra. I always thought okra had pretty flowers. Though it seemed like our okra blossoms were more yellow-green.

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  5. I've never seen an okra blossom, but my first thought was Lenten Rose.

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  6. I've never seen okra before so I'm not sure. It looks a little like my mom's rose of sharon bushes she has at her house.

    Hope you find out what it is!
    Angela

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  7. So sorry I can't help but it is beautiful!

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  8. Yes, I'm certain it's an Okra blossom, one of the prettiest vegetable flowers in my opinion

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  9. Yep! It's an okra blossom:

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/yeager58.html

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  10. If it's blooming right now it might be called a Lenten Rose or Hellebore Orientalis. They come in many different colors. It has evergreen foliage(which looks similar to your photo) and blooms in very early spring. I planted one in my garden last fall, but snow is still on the ground so I haven't seen it bloom in person yet.

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  11. At first I thought it looked like a cross between a morning glory and a night blooming moon flower, but then I saw that it looks exactly like an okra blossom!

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  12. It looks more like okra than anything else, but I've never known the leaves to be divided that far down. Just might be a little different variety. Sure is pretty -- and early!

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  13. It sure looks like an okra blossom to me... http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=643&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=okra+blossom&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

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  14. I'm thinking hellebore. The leaves don't look quite right for an okra plant.

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  15. It is an okra blossom, most likely a Jing Orange or Alabama Red Okra; nonetheless it's a red variety of okra. The color variation from the typical green-type okra explains the difference in the blossoms color. It looks like a hibiscus, becuase it's related to one another through the mallow family tree. This maybe to much info, I just love gardening.

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  16. It looked like a Rose of Sharon, our neighbor has one that attracts hummingbirds and that resembles it closely.

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  17. Dirt Road Girl has it right on the money.

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  18. Yup, definitely Okra...the foliage and okra pod in the background give it away :) One of my favorite veggies!

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