Help Please!

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by azazello, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. azazello

    azazello Member

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    Hello dear friends,

    could anybody tell me what is the name of this plant/flower:

    http://balaklava.whoo.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mh_Nic21985.jpg
    http://balaklava.whoo.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mh_Nic21990.jpg
    http://balaklava.whoo.net/images/photoalbum/balaklava/medium/mh_Dsc06235.jpg

    I can not find it anywhere in Crimearelated resources, but I can see it quite often in nature nearby Balaklava town (near Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine)

    thanks in advance,
    azazello@whoo.net
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

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

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    Bitaemo azazello,

    Could you give an indication of height and whether the plant is woody or herbaceous?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nevermind, sometimes you just have to ask the right person. Douglas Justice, Curator of Collections here at UBC looked at it and said, "Looks like Capparidaceae". We put that into Google along with Crimea and came up with Capparis spinosa, or caper (Google Image Search for Capparis spinosa).
     
  4. azazello

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    Oh, I can not express the way I feel, you've removed that heavy stone from my heart! It's it, it's what I looked for several months in Russian and Ukrainian sources without success! Thanks a lot!

    Maybe the difference is that around Balaklava, the place I live now (it's near Sevastopol, Ukraine), it's rather a "low-profile" plant, I never seen it to be higher then 25-30 centimeters (bit sometimes it spreads itself up to 1.5-2 meters wide).

    Thank you all once again. It's great day to know that there is that helpful mind somewhere in the Universe!
     

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