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Fleur569
Jul 21, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Flowing Cactus

Unidentified striking Cactus at Chicago Botanical Gardens
Follow up: 9:05 pm 7/21/17 Just checked the Chicago Botanical Plant Directory and this particular cactus is listed as "Madagascar Ocotillo Alluaudia procera" Attached is also the original photo. So everyone is correct, and I learned something. 😊 Thank you Dave and Baja.

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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Jul 21, 2017 6:12 PM CST
Lovely Alluaudia!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 21, 2017 6:19 PM CST

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When I saw it I thought of Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 21, 2017 6:23 PM CST
Interesting banner!
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jul 21, 2017 6:24 PM CST
Great capture, as usual.
Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
Jul 21, 2017 7:39 PM CST
My first thought was, "Wow, that's cool." Lo and behold, it's another fine shot by the Queen with the hat. Smiling Very nice, Dame Fleur.
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Jul 21, 2017 7:45 PM CST
dave said:When I saw it I thought of Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)


One name for the plant is Madagascar or False Ocotillo (not a true ocotillo but the equivalent from Madagascar).

Madagascar Ocotillo (Alluaudia procera)
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jmorth
Jul 22, 2017 12:09 AM CST
Looks tentacled! That's weird. Neat photo.
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ge1836
Jul 22, 2017 3:37 AM CST
Great image.
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rocklady
Jul 22, 2017 7:40 AM CST
Another very interesting banner, Fleur. Thumbs up Hurray!
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Ursula
Jul 22, 2017 7:42 AM CST
I saw the interesting banner and was just about to complement you on the interesting Alluaudia picture! Smiling I am glad you got it identified so quickly! :smily:
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 22, 2017 9:13 AM CST
What a gorgeous and unique photo!

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Fleur569
Jul 22, 2017 5:51 PM CST
Re: 🌵 Banner of 7/22/17
To: @dave, @crawgarden, @pirl, @Whitebeard, @Baja_Costero, @jmorth, @ge1836, @rocklady, @Ursula, @DogsNDaylilies

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lauriebasler
Dec 30, 2017 12:18 AM CST
I realized I had not seen most of the banners somehow. So, I just went down the whole list. So far two have made me lose my mind with admiration. Yours is one of them. Really cool. I so admire such keen vision. Thank you.

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