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Cudzoziemiec

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What's this plant?
« on: October 07, 2016, 03:26:55 pm »
A creeper or climbing fruit bush of some sort, growing on a southwest facing wall in Bristol, UK.



Quite distinctive white flowers with purple streaks.


The fruit resembles apricot on the outside, though the leaves look more like some sort of citrus to me.


But looking inside the fruit, it's nothing like either.
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benborp

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 03:33:16 pm »
It's certainly a passion flower. Looks like a blue passion flower to me.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 03:52:34 pm »
Yeah? I did think the fruit looked like passion fruit but I've never seen the whole plant before. Edible, then!  :thumbsup:
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 04:37:12 pm »
The one on the left looks ready to eat the other one.
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 06:26:17 pm »
Good growing Good ID benborp Good hallucination T42

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2016, 07:39:36 pm »
I didn't grow it!  :o It's in the University's Royal Fort Gardens.
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2016, 08:12:52 pm »
We have one in the garden (we live in Brittany). It flowers from June to the first frosts or cold weather. It grows like a triffid but it is not completely hardy. The fruit is edible but doesn't taste of much. It will take from cuttings and will also grow from seed. In some ways it is a bit of a weed but very decorative. We have fairly acid soil here as well as having a mild climate. The one we have was here when we came here, but it is well worth trying to grow.

Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2016, 02:28:18 pm »
Blimey, I'm not green-fingered by any stretch but even I recognised that one!  I've never noticed one fruiting in the UK, though...

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 10:09:05 am »
I believe the fruit of the Passion Flower we grow over here (i.e.: like the above) is poisonous Chaps. So don't do it. You've been warned.
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2017, 04:53:02 pm »
As I said above, we have one. I don't harvest the fruit but I do eat it occasionally. It doesn't have a strong taste, or indeed much taste at all, but I wouldn't think it is poisonous.

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 10:46:01 am »
Blimey, I'm not green-fingered by any stretch but even I recognised that one!  I've never noticed one fruiting in the UK, though...

Some friends in London used to have a small very sunny courtyard garden and they had one growing up an entire wall.  FRuited consistently, but I think they mostly got eaten by the birds
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 04:21:49 pm »
The flower itself has loads of religious meaning, specifically the crucifixion, notice how there are 3 bits in the middle, like the 3 things of Jesus, and 12 outer bits of flower, like the 12 Jesus things.



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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2018, 05:35:48 pm »
I'm going to tag onto this thread...

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 07:30:29 pm »
Silene dioica.

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2018, 09:04:15 pm »
Campion, to us lesser mortals.
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2018, 11:10:54 pm »
Thanks!
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2018, 11:48:00 pm »
There's a related plant called Ragged Robin, which used to be called Lychnis flos-cuculi, but is now Silene flos-cuculi. Worth looking for in wet meadows, as it photographs well.



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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2018, 06:50:03 am »
Hiding under a Hazel from the shock and awe mowing on a woody bank...... Any ideas, smells heavenly ?


Aunt Maud

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2018, 10:04:28 pm »
It's OK, I've found it...Dames' Violet Hesperis matronalis

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2018, 07:53:26 am »
The flower itself has loads of religious meaning, specifically the crucifixion, notice how there are 3 bits in the middle, like the 3 things of Jesus, and 12 outer bits of flower, like the 12 Jesus things.



I've seen similar "reasoning" applied to a pack of cards.

Isn't there a HHGTTG aside about sufficient ingenuity and wishful thinking?
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2018, 11:01:04 am »
That is the Maracusha !
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2018, 12:32:08 am »



 ???
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2018, 07:06:07 am »
Google seems to think it's a Chinese Hibiscus - no idea if that's correct as I know nothing about flowers, but the pictures seem similar to me.

T42

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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2018, 08:08:49 am »
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it:


(fotabug's hibiscus, Kubrick's spaceship, NASA's star image and my thievery)
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Re: What's this plant?
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2018, 07:13:41 pm »
We thought hibiscus, but are mainly crap at flowers!
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