strange plant? flower?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by michelled, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. michelled

    michelled Active Member

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    Hello:

    Below was a flower(?) that was part of a bouquet I received. The texture was like paper thin wood. Any idea what this is?

    Thanks,
    Michelle
     

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    Maybe a Protea???

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    It is some type of protea. Its a tropical plant. Thats all i know.
     
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    >Hello Michelled

    >leucadendron in the protea family and abundant in Vancouver at christmas time!! >Nothing says christmas better than swags o southern hemisphere cut flowers!!!"

    Brilliant -- thank you. Though I should confess I received it in August.

    Michelle
     
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    By the way, my flower didn't have any bulb (sorry, I know that isn't the botanical term) in the middle, or I didn't see one. Do the florists remove this prior to sale? Or is this a characteristic of this particular species?

    Michelle
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Hello Michelled

    The bulbi thingi is the developing flower bud so depending on the time of harvest it may or may not nhave reached maturity and so not set bud yet. Florists may or may not remove it but that seems like a lot of work for very little gain. some florists I know don't.

    these plants are common in our area now as cut flowers as they last a lot longer and can even be dried and used in arrangements
     

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