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Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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DraDiana
Apr 30, 2018 7:34 PM CST
I hope you enter this one in the photo contest. I would vote for it.
Then I looked at last year's photo, which was pretty and got 30 thumbs up, and realized how much more you got out of your subject this year! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Would that be a "silk purse from a sow's ear"?
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Apr 30, 2018 7:52 PM CST
Thank you, Diana. Smiling Other than the top flower being slightly out of focus, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It is a bit of a mystery to me why some photos bring on the clicks and others don't, but I aim to please and I enjoy connecting with other people here.

I have been watching and waiting for these flowers, which take a while to open. This is actually a different plant from the Cotyledon flower picture I took last year, though you wouldn't necessarily know it from the flowers alone.



The leaves are a different shape (like 1/5 the width). Each of the variants of this species seems to flower at a different time of year (consistently), which is another difference. A plus, in my opinion. Smiling For me and the hummingbirds.

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Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Cat Lover Hibiscus Daylilies
Irises Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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DraDiana
Apr 30, 2018 11:59 PM CST
That whole plant photo is pretty cool looking too. Smiling
Thumbs up for the hummingbirds.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 6, 2018 5:57 PM CST
A lovely picture of a lovely plant/bloom with a kinda funny name. 🐷
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
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Baja_Costero
May 6, 2018 8:44 PM CST
Thank you. Hilarious! The pig's ear name works better for some varieties of this plant than others... like this one maybe.



Those leaves are sort of piggy, I guess. The leaves on the one in the original flower picture remind me more of fingers (and not pig fingers) than any sort of ear. They have a curved red edge right where the fingernail would be, to enhance the look.

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