Does any one know name of Daisy-like flower

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  1. Raingirl

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    Hello can anyone identify this plant for me: in Port Alberni in bloom right now? Thanks image1.jpg
     
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like some kind of Doronicum. I couldn't say which--I'm not that familiar with them. I like that type of flower where the petals radiate so evenly into a disc from the center a lot too.
     
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    Doronicum orientale (Leopard's Bane) may be, although leaf margins in the image posted are not as deeply toothed as those in this link http://www.luontoportti.com/suomi/en/kukkakasvit/leopards-bane. Interesting how the leaves are attached to the plant, with basal leaves long-stalked and stalk-less stem leaves.
     
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    thank you for the quick replies: I have saved them from being plucked out of my friends garden as a weed. regards L.
     
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    You did right thing. A little of sunshine in the rainy early spring. Happy Easter!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    i remember this type of yellow spring daisy (about 18 inches tall) being common in the old mill-town gardens on the west coast here BC - in the 1960's.\

    i don't think it was particularly invasive. (seeds or runners)

    as common as old primroses, lilacs, quince, "soldiers & sailors" (pulmonaria) - and various roses and esp hydrangea (SUMMER) and the other old-fashioned dependable plants that were easy to grow, and easy to "DIVIDE" and share with neighbors etc - so pretty much every townsite garden would have them.

    PS - EDIT to add - I think this is not a good cut flower - it droops pretty quickly - I remember as kids we'd try and pick it (no thorns, nice bright color, open face) - but it would droop. Looks great in the spring garden, tho. Nice save.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They'll last quite well in water if you pick the stems long, get them into water fairly quickly, and then cut off the bottom 5 cm of stem under water. That stops any air block forming in the bottom of the cut stem which otherwise prevents them taking up water.
     
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    ah, that would be a similar technique with hydrangeas etc? I find that if I pick my nice "Blushing Bride" hydrangeas - they droop. Maybe a new thread here - as it does make me wonder because Hydr. are something I can grow well.

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    I think it was a 1950's kid memory that these yellow daisy type flowers - please see original post - they drooped - as in - we'd run outside, leap about in her BC coast mill-town flower bed, pick the flowers and haul them back in to mother as she was busy doing 10 other duties with an oil stove for cooking/baking, pressure cooker (of the old fashioned type) and a wringer washer - all while listening for the mill whistle to sound for our Dad's lunch time break ----- good old BC!
     
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    It's Doronicum pardalianches, as said (different structure than D. orientale).
     

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