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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by wcutler, May 19, 2011.

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This is only a marginally legal posting - I do know the genus, but not the species. They're popping up now in parks and gardens. It's so exciting to see them.
     

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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Hmmm!
    Left it a week hoping for inspiration.
    None came.
    Seems everyone else is in the same position!

    Time for help. A clue or something.
    Is it a tree, shrub, or perennial... what has got you excited?
    Help!
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Sorry, I can't post any other bits until I get home next tuesday. It's from the tip of a large inflorescence of a plant that people always remark on once it returns in the spring.

    Thanks for mentioning your interest.
     
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    Gunnera?
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes, it is Gunnera. I can post other photos next week. I can't run the contest to identify it any further than that, since I don't know the species, so Lysichiton, you win.
     
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    wcutler......Now you have to do YOUR homework to work out whether it is Gunnera manicata or Gunnera tinctoria!

    Years ago we went round a very good small nursery and found this dear creeping wee plant called Unnera prorepens. We asked about it... only to be told they had missed the G from the label ... it was Gunnera prorepens! Duh!

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Gu...&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1276&bih=537

    Since then we have always called them all Unners!
     
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