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Jul 15, 2012 11:37 PM CST
|Anyone recognize what this plant is? A friend took the shot while on a hike.|
Jul 15, 2012 11:49 PM CST
|Possibly Dichorisandra thyrsiflora.|
Blue Ginger (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora)
Jul 16, 2012 3:01 AM CST
|Where was the plant growing? (geographic location please)|
Jul 16, 2012 10:47 AM CST
|Either No. Calif. or Oregon, I didn't get a chance to ask and she won't be online for a while. So I doubt it's the ginger anyway, they are tropical. Those look like a berry of some kind.|
Jul 16, 2012 11:03 AM CST
|I was going to ask if they're berries, or blue flowers that just haven't opened yet? Can't really tell because the pic is a bit blurry. Looks more like a flower scape to me. The blue ginger - dichorisandra - is actually in the spiderwort family so it's more hardy than the tropical gingers. Spiderworts do grow up there (I am from BC originally). My pic is a start of a blue ginger I got from a friend, foliage is similar to your pic.|
Not many berries that are that blue, except blueberries, of course. Foliage is wrong for wild blueberry or huckleberry. Not Oregon grape, either.
Call your friend and tell her to go on that hike again so she can get another picture??
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Jul 16, 2012 12:46 PM CST
|I have come across this before, and really wanted it! I couldn't remember the name, but a little selective searching brought up the one I wanted which is Clintonia andrewsiana. Does it fit?|
Jul 16, 2012 1:08 PM CST
|Fruit, if it is fruit, looks like porcelain berry. Can't tell if leaves in pic belong with fruit.|
Jul 16, 2012 1:17 PM CST
JRsbugs said:I have come across this before, and really wanted it! I couldn't remember the name, but a little selective searching brought up the one I wanted which is Clintonia andrewsiana. Does it fit?
I think you are on the money Janet. It is native to California and Oregon.
Jul 16, 2012 1:38 PM CST
|I don't think it can be anything else Jay, there's not many Clintonia. The other one in the area is Clintonia uniflora which has only one flower and berry per stem.|
Jul 16, 2012 2:30 PM CST
JRsbugs said:I don't think it can be anything else Jay, there's not many Clintonia. The other one in the area is Clintonia uniflora which has only one flower and berry per stem.
Jul 16, 2012 3:30 PM CST
|That's it! Clintonia andrewsiana aka Blue Bead Lily. Thanks Janet! |
Jul 16, 2012 3:43 PM CST
Jul 16, 2012 5:07 PM CST
|It sure is pretty!|
I'm going to research if it will n=be ok here.
I doubt it, tho.
Thanks for posting it!
Jul 16, 2012 5:09 PM CST
"Community: Redwood Forest "
I don't think Pittsburgh can handle it!!!!!
Jul 16, 2012 5:14 PM CST
|We are surrounded by redwoods here! Another site with info:|
and this one with some beautiful shots of the entire progression of the plant, along with a descriptive blog to go with them.
Jul 16, 2012 5:25 PM CST
|Good links, Sue!|
I lived in Northern California for a couple of decades.
When I win the lottery, I'm going back to SF!
Jul 16, 2012 5:26 PM CST
|Pittsburgh is great.|
But SF is SF!
Jul 16, 2012 5:30 PM CST
|I am 45 north of SF, in the country, quiet.|
Jul 16, 2012 5:43 PM CST
|Been up there.|