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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Will this one last longer than 5 minutes?
     

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    A nuphar? polysepalum, perhaps?
     
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    Ranunculus?
     
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    Phew! I thought Ron would get this first post!!!


    Sorry, it is not Nuphar. It is not an aquatic plant.
     
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    Definitely not Ranunculus.
     
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    Tree paeony?
     
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    Sorry nic. Not a tree paeony.
     
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    Marsh buttercup?
     
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    Sorry lorax. It is not Marsh buttercup.
     
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    I sensed italics around the "tree" part of my last guess. Ordinary paeony, then, possibly with something like lutea in its name?

    Or I'm completely off, and it's something like the blossom end of a yellow tomato.

    It's the lack of scale that makes these so difficult, for me.
     
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    See, I'd say a rose if it weren't posted as something that's far from its home.... Maybe a Malvaceae?
     
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    Opuntia?....and with that, I give up.
     
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    Your imagination nic. Not a Tree Paeony, or any other Paeony!
    Nor the blossom end of a yellow tomato.
    I wouldn't want it to be too easy.
     
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    Well, lots of roses come from China, which is a long way from Wales. Which is why I haven't said Hypericum, because s far as I know, some are native to the British Isles.

    I really have no other ideas. I was so sure about tree paeony, and so pleased with myself...
     
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    Neither a rose or Malvaceae.Sorry.
     
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    nic, if it is any consolation it is not Hypericum either.
    Most places are a long way from Wales!!!
    Nor is it a British native.
     
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    Is it a cactus of any sort?
     
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    Oh no! Definitely not a Cactus.
     
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    Monocot or Dicot?
     
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    This is beginning to feel like 20 questions!!!

    Yes, it is a Didicot.
     
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    Trollius (Globeflower)? Or is it an Anemone? Or Calthus?
     
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    Not Trollius.
    Not Anemone.
    Not Calthus.
     
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    I give up then. It's awfully familiar but I just can't place it.
     
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    O.K. A clue.
    This beautiful flower originally came from China.
     

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