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mark smyth

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unknown Compositae
« on: April 29, 2007, 10:42:23 PM »
I was given a plant of this beauty while in Dublin - 3rd time in three weeks. It's ground hugging and seems to seed around. The flowering stem rises a few cm above the mat of leaves. The flower darkens with age to deep pink

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Lesley Cox

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Re: unknown Compositae
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 11:57:22 PM »
Mark it would help if there were some foliage shown or even the whole plant. There's Chrysanthemum catananche but the white parts of that should be closer to cream I think and then there are two or three Leucanthemum forms or hybrids which have that slightly murky pink ring around the disc. There's a hybrid between Rhodanthemum mawii and something else which is matlike rather than bushy like its parent, and so on.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: unknown Compositae
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 12:19:41 AM »
until tomorrow when I will take a close up of my plant here it is in the scree in the owners garden
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Re: unknown Compositae
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 12:36:43 AM »
I googled it and found one similar flower. It comes from Morocco so maybe I'll have to keep it iin a pot
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Re: unknown Compositae
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 12:41:18 AM »
Looks like what I have as Leucanthemum alpinum x Rhodanthemum mawii (or vv) but not sure of correct name for the former now.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: unknown Compositae
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 08:40:09 AM »
the plant is a bit squashed from being in a bag for a couple of days
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