Please Help. Thanks!

Wim de Winter Wim.deWinter at users.info.wau.nl
Thu May 7 05:20:49 EST 1998


Sounds like your #1 could be Tropaeolum majus. Check it at

http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/hdwimages1/hdw117836.jpg


T.S.,

Wim de WInter

Matthew Moore wrote:

> Dear everyone,
>     Yes, this is Matthew Moore again.  The same person who sent "High
> School Assignment."  Thank you all very much for your help.  However,
> since you have been so helpful, I've come once more.  Don't worry, this
> should only take less than five minutes of your time.
>     I've looked around at garden books and field books, flower books,
> and the like.  However, I couldn't find the name of these two types of
> flowers.  Could you please send their names ASAP to matmoore at jps.net ?
> Thank you sooooo much!
>
> _______________
> Flower #1:
>
>     Is mainly orange  (some yellow)
>
>     Sepals (yellow) are fusedtogether extending back and form a "pocket"
>
>     5-6 Orange Petals.  Two above are normal.  Three below have grown a
> brush like surface for insects to rub against when entering the pocket
>
>     Stamen and Pistil are within the pocket
>
>     The leaves of the plant are octagonal (in the shape of a ploygon
> with 8 sides).  - I think this is what gives it away (well, I hope!)
>
> ________________
> Flower #2
>
>     Five white, smooth on the edges petals
>
>     Corolla (all the petals combined) form almost a flat surface
>
>     On each petal, there are insect guidelines.  It is in the form of a
> maroon rectangle or square.  Thes guidlines touch the center of the
> flower.
>
>     The sepals are very small, and green
>
>     Stamen and pistil are in the center of the petals.  Maybe 30-50
> stamen, all very tiny (like short hairs)
>
>     Leaves are arranged in twos down the stem.  Each pair of leaves down
> the stem has an opposite orientation. See below:
>
>         |
>     -- o --
>         |                       top view
>                                 |  = leaves on the first layer
>                                 --   = leaves on the layer further down
> the stem
>
> Well, if anyone could and would help I would greatly appretiate it...
> Like before, send it to matmoore at jps.net, and also thanks again to you
> all.
>
> Matthew






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