Doronicum

Discussion in 'Flower Mandalas Project' started by dbookbinder, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
    I'd appreciate anyone telling me what this flower is.

    In addition, suggestions for a complementary quote, a word that these mandala images evoke, or some history or other information about the flower itself are most welcome, as are corrections to my flower identification if I've got it wrong and any other comments you'd care to make.

    Thanks,
    - David
    © 2004, David J. Bookbinder
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2005
  2. Chris Klapwijk

    Chris Klapwijk Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Surrey, B.C., Canada
    Might be a Doronicum
     
  3. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
    Doronicum Orientale?

    Thanks, I think you nailed it. The shape of the petals is exactly like a doronicum orientale I found a photo of on the web, and I found it in an estate garden that has numerous somewhat uncommon flowers for this region.

    - David
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,055
    Likes Received:
    372
    Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    I had to look at this one for a bit, but my impression is emerging. What it reminds me of, structurally, are mole claws (and an almost-star-shaped nose in the centre!) pulling a mole out of the darkness.
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

    Messages:
    20,350
    Likes Received:
    386
    Location:
    WA USA (Z8)
    Determining which particular doronicum it is, if desired, would be best accomplished through checking anatomical characteristics indicated by desciptions in books to be significant. Comparison with online photos showing similar plants - any of which may not be correctly identified - won't necessarily produce a reliable impression of what you have.
     
  6. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
    Thanks, Ron. Of course that's so, and a task I will eventually tackle. Meanwhile, I'm grateful for your help and the help of others on this forum.

    - David
     

Share This Page