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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 4, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Have always wanted to visit the Conservatory whenever we are near Golden Gate Park and oftentimes too late to catch it open, and finally this Labor Day weekend we got in early enough. Luckily too it was open on Labor Day as it is usually closed on Mondays.
They have a special exhibit of prehistoric plants ongoing aptly entitled Plantosaurus Rex. Enjoyed so much the highland and lowland tropics display as well as the aquatic ones. Plus it is cooler in San Francisco, just glad to escape our 95F heat for awhile Big Grin

Here are some photos, click to expand Smiling
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jmorth
Sep 4, 2012 9:35 PM CST
Unique plants displayed. Thanks for sharing.
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Sep 4, 2012 9:38 PM CST

I just have to ask, What is that thing that looks like a dog? (Right side second from bottom)

I have looked and looked and cannot make it out.
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gardengus
Sep 5, 2012 5:43 AM CST
Looks like the tail of a T-Rex


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gardengus
Sep 5, 2012 5:46 AM CST
Very nice tour
Thanks for sharing Smiling

Any idea (the second row right photo ) what the big red ball, kinda looks like berries, might be?
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 5, 2012 6:43 PM CST
Thanks Marily and Cinda.

Sorry Cinda, I did not have the name of that plant with red berries.

Marilyn, which photo are you referring to? Is it this one?
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This is called tortoise plant.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Sep 5, 2012 7:07 PM CST
No it was this one.

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I saw an earlier picture with a head sticking out of the glass ceiling so am thinking that it is

A T Rex as Cinda suggested. I snipped this so I could show you. Hope that was ok.


Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 6, 2012 9:34 AM CST
That's okay Marilyn. Smiling The only thing there is the lower half of the T-rex display Big Grin
Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 6, 2012 9:36 AM CST
Oh you know what, I looked again at the photo, and I think I know now which one you are pointing out. Hilarious! Hilarious! I think that thing by the foot of the T-rex is just some fancy rock sculpture. It sure looks like some kind of dog eh? Hilarious!
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Sep 6, 2012 10:07 AM CST

Not much like the T Rex as we usually see it ... all bones no skin Blinking
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eclayne
Sep 22, 2012 2:15 PM CST

Plants Admin

Great tour, great photos Tarev, thanks. I hope you plan on adding these to the database.
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wren
Sep 25, 2012 3:20 PM CST

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Thank you for sharing

Sorry I have been absent. Between computer problems and health problems and other stuff I have been unable to keep up with everything
Name: Doug
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dre
Jul 15, 2013 8:03 PM CST
Love your photos of the conservatory. How did you keep your camera from fogging-up from the humidity and temp?
What a long strange trip its been
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jul 15, 2013 9:05 PM CST
Thanks Doug, I guess it's a fairly short time to focus so it did not get too fogged up while taking photos.

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