What is this ?

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by ginger749, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. ginger749

    ginger749 Active Member

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    It grows directly out of the ground .

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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Immature Tsuga heterophylla cone?
     
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    Sorry Weekend Gardener ,
    Keep trying .
    What you see in the Picture Is growing on a stem 5 incnes above the ground .
    Not a conifer .
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Some sort of bulb flowergetting ready to grow upward and outward..... Galtonia???

    Or a seed pod of a Calla Lily developing.

    Nope I don't think I am even close. I will say belonging to a bulb plant.

    Ginger where on earth do you get this stuff?

    Liz
     
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    Liz, 'bulb flowergetting ready to grow upward and outward.'
    Is right. But what plant is it .
    You know the wood eating Fungus ?
    Well it grows less than 300 mm from them .
    And that is in my vege garden .
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    So this is little ??? if it is only 300 mm from the fungus which was tiny??. I know I am going to kick myself when this is solved. It looks familiar but.......

    Liz
     
  7. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Could it be your namesake? A ginger inflorescence in bud?
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I think you have it. Look at this half way down the page

    Ginger flower (ornamental)

    If this is it that would be why it looks familiar as I have stacks of this stuff.
     
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    Michael F , You are right again .

    Yes Liz ! you were very close .
    You even mentioned Ginger.
    But you were referring to me . lol

    That same vege Patch still has some surprises in it .
     
  10. Liz

    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No Michael mentioned Ginger I went and looked up and found pic and decided he was right. This ginger is it usable. I only have it for flowers and holding the paddock slope back from going down the neighbours. I love the plant and its perfume. When we moved in we did find some bottles of ginger beer and wondered then if that is what they were using it for
    Liz
    P.S you are going to have to do better to stump Michael
     
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    Yes Liz .
    Mine is Edible Green Ginger.

    I also have the varigated ginger .
    But it dosen`t flower like this .
    I think I`ve got Michael on this latest one though .
     

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