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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Let's give some color

It is planted in my garden

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Old February 24th, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Re: Let's give some color

That colour is very distinctive. Is this in Vitaceae?
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Old February 25th, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Re: Let's give some color

Was the pic taken recently?

Maybe a single flower of a Muscari?
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Old February 25th, 2012, 02:22 PM
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No, it is not in Vitaceae.
The picture was taken February 20th in my garden, after the worst cold wave we have had over here since 1985.
The colors are the true colors, no manipulation.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 11:42 PM
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More help seems to be needed.....

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Old February 28th, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Re: Let's give some color

A Clintonia species in fruit?
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Old February 29th, 2012, 07:10 AM
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A Clintonia species in fruit?
Nope, wrong genus, wrong family, wrong order.

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Disporopsis... maybe????
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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:51 PM
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Disporopsis... maybe????
Right Family, wrong genus.

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Re: Let's give some color

Gomero, you have really got me thinking with this stumper!

I ruled out shrubs with blue /purple berries as even here all are now long vanished.
So I turned to spring plants. But it is so early I couldn't for the life of me think of any that had grown, flowered and produced seed by February.
It had to have flowered last year.. which made me think of Disporopsis.

Then you said right family.
But which family is Disporopsis in it these days... is it Convalariaceae? Liliacea? Ruscaceae? or Asparagaceae?

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/fo...ead.php?t=3747

Then it came to me..... is it Liriope muscari????

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=lir...:0&tx=59&ty=40


Autumn flowering here. I have never seen seeds produced.
Not hot enough I suspect. But in France you must get them.

Please put me out of my misery!!!!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Gomero, you have really got me thinking with this stumper!

I ruled out shrubs with blue /purple berries as even here all are now long vanished.
So I turned to spring plants. But it is so early I couldn't for the life of me think of any that had grown, flowered and produced seed by February.
It had to have flowered last year.. which made me think of Disporopsis.

Then you said right family.
But which family is Disporopsis in it these days... is it Convalariaceae? Liliacea? Ruscaceae? or Asparagaceae?

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/fo...ead.php?t=3747

Then it came to me..... is it Liriope muscari????

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=lir...:0&tx=59&ty=40


Autumn flowering here. I have never seen seeds produced.
Not hot enough I suspect. But in France you must get them.

Please put me out of my misery!!!!
Congratulations Silver surfer, you found it!. Liriope of unknown origin, white flowers in the summer, green leaves and this stunning blue fruits which, to my surprise, were intact after this very harsh month of February over here. (http://www.zenofwatering.com/?p=99)

Gomero

P.S.: I am no botanist but it seems that it is the Asparagaceae Family
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