What is this mine eyes perceive?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by soccerdad, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. soccerdad

    soccerdad Active Member 10 Years

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    What on earth 'tis doing here,
    I cannot say, a volunteer
    thin of stem, bereft of leaf
    almost tiny past belief.
    Should I keep it through the snows
    and wait to see what next year grows
    or discard it on the spot
    to the compost bin to rot?

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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Ixia...?


    Tiny plant is not so mere
    Here it blooms and brings us cheer.
    Small it is but strong indeed
    Assuredly, no mean weed.
    Save it from the rude heave-ho!
    Time will show plant's worth, I know.
    Stay your hand, discard it not
    Await and see what Nature's wrought!
     
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    Margot Contributor

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    Well, soccerdad and togata57, you have certainly raised the tone of discourse on these forums.

    I am impressed and amused and maybe too intimidated to ever write another word.
     
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    This is too clever to pass off the New Posts list so quickly. We should all be so inspired!
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I was afraid to Like your "raised the tone of discourse" posting lest you think I was liking your being too intimidated to ever write another word. But I see you did write another word, so I Liked the posting.

    I jumped right to the verse, totally missed the suggested ID until just now. It does look a lot like Ixia 'Spotlight', or maybe some other hybrid. There's one called 'Blue Bird' that looks pretty similar. Common name is corn lily.
     
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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Wonderful...well done togata!
     
  7. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If it is in fact a spontaneous seedling then it is not a vegetative propagation of a named form.
     
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    soccerdad Active Member 10 Years

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    Ixia it is, I doubt it not
    So I will leave it in its spot
    I cut it off but think it lives
    and hope that joy the next year gives.
     
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    Acerholic Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Pretty bloom ID has got
    Standing tall in its woodlot.
    Eternal springs sweet hope life gives
    Mercy is restorative.
     

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