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How about looking into botanics and sharing the names and pictures of plants or their flowers in alphabetical order?

I'll start with A, and the next player will continue with B, and so on.

A: Abutilon

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Abutilon megapotamicum

153 Answers

HegeMarie

Eden Garden, Poor Knights Lily (Xeronema callistemon)

Xeronema callistemon

Marianne HegeMarie
Amazing!
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LATEST ANSWERS:

Hepatica - Incarvillea arguta - Jewelweed - Korean dogwood or Kousa (Cornus kousa) - Ludicia discolor (Jewel orchid) - Matthiola - Neobolusia ciliata - Osteomeles anthyllidifolia, or Hawaiian rose - Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum - Quassia amara - Romneya coulteri (Matilja or tree poppy) - Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) - Terminalia cherrieri - Virgilia divaricata (Cape lilac) - Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort) - White heath aster


Marianne HegeMarie
LATEST ANSWERS:
Hepatica
Incarvillea arguta
Jewelweed
Korean dogwood or Kousa (Cornus kousa)
Ludicia discolor (Jewel orchid)
Matthiola
Neobolusia ciliata
Osteomeles anthyllidifolia, or Hawaiian rose
Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum
Quassia amara
Romneya coulteri (Matilja or tree poppy)
Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa)
Terminalia cherrieri
Uvularia
grandiflora
Virgilia divaricata
White heath aster

Next letter: X
amberleechoo

Baby’s Breath

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Marianne amberleechoo
Wonderful colours!
Dan

C) Cyclamen Europaeum

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Marianne Dan
Very nice!
Dan Dan
Cherry Blossom
Marianne Dan
Lol - I love the cat among all these blooming trees - a romantic sight.

By the way, E is next, no, it is G - chuckling.
Virginia Dan

Dan, cyclamen are I think one of the most beautiful flowers!

Marianne

Daisy

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(Common Daisy - Bellis perennis)


Marianne Marianne
I was too slow and had to correct my previous answer:

Cattleya


(probably Cattleya maxima)
Marianne Marianne
E was missing:

Epidendrum (E. radicans)
HegeMarie

Euphorbia griffithii

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Marianne HegeMarie
Wow - super!
Freeranger HegeMarie
A Bhutanese aphrodisiac?
Marianne HegeMarie
I was wondering if you were looking for more information about cultivating this Himalayan plant (besides Bhutan, they mention Tibet and south west China): http://www.seedaholic.com/euphorbia-griffithii.html

There is not much information over more generalised sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_griffithii

There are many different species of the genus Euphorbia, like the popular poinsettia, for instance, or:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poinsettia

the "Christ thorn"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_milii
HegeMarie HegeMarie
Thank you for those links. It could be fun to give this one a try..
Marianne HegeMarie
You're very welcome - it is an interesting, very diverse family of plants, we have (in Europe), for instance, the green spurge, Euphorbia esula - yes, it is the same genus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_esula
Tiger Paws

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Marianne Tiger Paws
Very nice!
Marianne

Gloriosa lily

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Gloriosa Rothschildiana

Marianne Marianne
I was late again and had to change my answer ...

Heather


Marianne
I like the name Heather, which always reminded me of romantic moorlands. By the way, a friend here will certainly appreciate your choice; it is the national flower of Norway!
HegeMarie
I didn't see this until now. Beautiful :-)
Marianne
Thank you!
Marianne

Indian Paintbrush

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Castilleja coccinea

Juniper


Marianne
A beauty!
I like them
Marianne
And their berries are quite interesting too - lol - for instance to spice certain dishes, or for Ginger and similar beverages.
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