Wildflower Names

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  1. John Brunner

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    Yes.

    PM=Private Message

    I just looked in another forum I belong to...they also refer to it as a "Conversation." Perhaps "Private Message" is a legacy term.
     
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    Okra is one of my favorite vegetables. I don't think it is okra. It's too large by a factor of five, at least.

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    I found pictures of the okra blossom you refer to, John. My flower looks identical. I have just never seen so large an okra pod. ... but I love mysteries. This one will be solved when I fry it in some butter and eat it.
     
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    That is definitely an okra plant, @Dwight Ward . If the okra pod is over 3-4” long, it might be too tough to eat, so feel it and see if it feels tough or a little squishy.
    We planted red okra this year, which I didn’t know existed; but the weather has just rained and rained, and the okra is barely growing. I don’t know if it will get big enough to get much okra from it or not; but I am hoping. Last year, my okra plants got about 7’ tall, and were covered in okra pods, and I picked a few almost every day.

    My yard amaryllis is blooming now, too ! It is so pretty, and i look forward to seeing it bloom each year.

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    A new visitor to my sunflowers ...
    butterfly3.jpg
     
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    It does me no good to see the names. They don't stay with me. I seem to be forgetting more and more.
     
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    I gotta think that at some point we hit capacity. Sure I worry about what I forget, but I'm concurrently astonished at all we remember...and can still access. I think the group here has as broad a range of interests as anyone else I can think of. I wonder what all that knowledge would look like if we could put it in a big pile. No doubt some is gonna roll off the top and down the hill. So what? It's still a damn big pile.
     
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    Caterpillar>cocoon>butterfly

    Some of those "leaves in the wind" migrate from Mexico to Canada. And they say miracles don't exist.
     
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    @John Brunner, It would be a big pile. I've read somewhere aboutaloo the knowledge we have leaving us when we die and encircling the globe
    along with all the other knowledge left by all those who have passsed on, it would be be like our atmosphere, so much knowledge, if only we could
    access it while we are alive.
     
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    I think we all wonder about the knowledge and experience we have accumulated. I guess it lives on in the way we touch others.
     
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    Tell me about it. It's good that my address in on my driver's license, just in case I forget where I live.
     
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    Information from attached link about this amazing plant

    This plant lives in hot inland deserts with sandy, rocky surroundings.

    Some of the structural adaptations of the Sturt’s Desert Pea are: small seeds that hold viability, which allows it to germinate after many years. Also the long tap root can allow access to water in deep areas of the soil.

    The Sturt’s Desert Pea’s behavioural adaptations are: the seeds have longer sustainability, also they can grow after several. years The seeds have a hard covering which protects them from severe arid conditions until next rainfall.
     
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  13. Dwight Ward

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    It sounds like a tough-as-nails survivor. We might all need that adaptabilty in the coming times.
     
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    it is tough it will grow on the of the road in extreme heat , it only germinates when conditions are just right for the plant @Dwight Ward
    I haven’t seen a Sturt pea for years .
    I’ve just added a photo we had a very unusual hail / wind / lightening storm go though at the time of posting 10.30 in the morning and I lost my internet coverage
     
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    Good photo. The blossom's colors are striking.
    is a storm like that your usual winter weather? Does any part of Australia ever get snow? You guys insist on being opposite us. Our winter, your spring, Our night, your morning ... Why are Aussies so contrary?
     
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