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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Carol Ja, Aug 22, 2005.
going to the birds
Oh my, could it be that people don't know this one? I know everyone is flying south already, or are people nesting quietly?
Adenium Obessum? Maybe a Pachypodium?
I don't know, but it looks like some odd kind of petunia?
Well, I know it's not an Adenium... could it be some type of Clematis?
Perhaps a nasty salad type plant ;)
Obviously a curcubit, the question is which one.
I thought that Nasty might be a clue
I thought that Nasty might be a clue / from a cooks perspective
I had to look up some of those guesses just to figure out what they were!
So far you have all flown south! try, try again.
OK Carol, I don't think Ron B has flown south on this one (curcubit=squash/gourd). When I add his comment with your clue in the initial post, I think it reveals the answer. Even though as a moderator I have no inside view on the stumpers, I will let the readers pursue this lead to see if someone comes up with the plant I am thinking of.
Opps, thanks Eric, sorry Ron, obviously your in the knowing, but your being a bit vague in a big family everyone has a name.
I think Eric has caught on.
OK, things are a little quiet lately. I will go ahead and say that I guess it is a birdhouse gourd, Lagenaria siceraria.
Ron B I am curious, what distinguishing feature led you to say, "Obviously a curcubit?"
It is from the garden at the Salt Spring Center School where I work. The kids grow it because they make nests out of them and hang them in the trees.
I'm curious about the 'obviously a curcubit' I thought that I took the picture from an angle that made it hard to tell.
I don't know that Carol is still reading this, but I came across these Lagenaria siceraria at Granville Island yesterday. It seems they come in a lot of shapes, leading to common names such as Speckled Swan, swan's neck gourd, bottle gourd, Indonesian water bottle, birdhouse gourd, trumpet gourd, calabash gourd, and white-flowered gourd.
I originally posted them as geese on my flickr page, but I notice a total absence of the name "Goose Gourd". I did see "Gooseneck Swan Gourd" though.
I saw the name also used for a fuzzy small oval gourd as well. There don't seem to be cultivar names on these. I think you must buy seeds based on the seller's display and hope they come true to the example (which I understand is not necessarily the case).