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Can anyone identify this flower?

 
 
wayne
 
Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 10:03 am
I discovered this plant in a box canyon along the Rio Chama, in New Mexico, a few years ago and have been unable to identify it.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5268/5871509768_a4d317db9e_m.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5268/5871509768_a4d317db9e_b.jpg
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 10:09 am
No, but I'm book marking, because it's beautiful.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 10:10 am
It might be a warberry fairybell - a wild flower that grows in Arizona and New Mexico. Check out google images for it.
wayne
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 10:21 am
@CalamityJane,
I searched google and found some pics of a wartberry fairybell.
Pretty, but not a match.
I had thought it might be a type of orchid, possibly limited to that box canyon.
I've searched and searched and can't find anything like it on any site.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 10:50 am
@wayne,
I sent a link to mr vw.

he's a plant guru.

unfortunately, now I will have to call him, and walk him through how to open his e-mail...

back later if he has an answer.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 11:04 am
Looks like some kind of invasive, woody vined plant particular to your region.
maybe Hall's honeysuckle.


Green Witch
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 11:37 am
@PUNKEY,
It has neither the leaf or flower of honeysuckle. Looks more in the clematis family. Sorry, that part of the country in out of my expertise, but if I come across anything in a general search I will be back.
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CalamityJane
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 11:42 am
I think this would be a better match, Wayne!

http://www.madrean.org/maba/symbflora/taxa/index.php?taxon=251&taxauthid=1

a wild white Clematis
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9q0Zvzy4aOM/Td1oHXwLjqI/AAAAAAAAASg/OMTzTrFS3dw/s1600/Clematis%2BOption%2B2%2BP7300053.JPG
Green Witch
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 11:55 am
@CalamityJane,
Yeah, that's it.
Better picture (although also too big):
http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages/gilaflora/clematis_columbiana.jpg

http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages/gilaflora/clematis_columbiana.html
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wayne
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 12:02 pm
@CalamityJane,
By jove I think you've got it.

I think my specimen is better than theirs.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 12:05 pm
@wayne,
wayne wrote:
I think my specimen is better than theirs.


It always is! Wink
wayne
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 12:11 pm
@CalamityJane,
LOL
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old dear
 
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Reply Sat 27 Aug, 2011 12:21 pm
@wayne,
It looks like a clematis to me I have seen flowers very like this and the leaves look the same as well
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kettyjones
 
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Reply Thu 20 Jun, 2013 11:20 pm
@wayne,
It is beautiful and one of my favorite flower plants. It is wartberry fairybell..Smile
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jun, 2013 01:04 am
@kettyjones,
No, Wartberry Fairybell is our local Hairdresser, and he never travels abroad.

Looking at the leaf, it is definitely a clematis. CJ was right, all those months ago.
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vivekpatel
 
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Reply Fri 1 Aug, 2014 03:19 pm
@wayne,
Don't know the name but it's beautiful.
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jademayer208
 
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Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2014 01:35 am
@wayne,
I have seen this but not difficult to find out its name not but I'll do
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