What kind of flower is this?

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  1. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    My mom wants to know, but her googlefu is weak. And I don't care enough to search well. :p
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    We're in Houston if that makes any climatical difference. :D

    Thanks!
    :)
     
  2. spapizan@cox.ne macrumors newbie

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    I think it may be called spiderwort.

    Pappy

    oops jumped the gun. that's not right.

    Pappy
     
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    Does it matter that that has 3 petals and hers has 6?
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm and the opposite number of stamen. Or is it pistol? Hrm.

    It still looks like spiderwort. At least none of these others appear to be close.

    http://uvalde.tamu.edu/herbarium/blue.htm

    Of course, those all appear to be native flowers, which that one doesn't have to be I guess.
     
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    Too many variations to be sure.. but the petals seem far too veined on the blue-eyed grass from what the pics and drawings look like.

    This descriptions certainly sounds like it:

    Patersonia

    Nevermind, that's not it. :( There's a massive size differential on those betwixt the petals.
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    KT, the flowers are really tiny, like 1/4", not more than 1/2" diameter, correct? And the leaves and stems are like large grass or oats? It could well be a sisyrinchium, there are a gazillion variations. We grow the golden variety here, it is a hot weather lover.

    We have a friend who declared sisyrinchium to hard to pronounce, so he named it sissy- rinky-dink, so that is what it has been called here from then on ... ;)
     
  10. iSaint macrumors 603

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    With my limited knowledge, and Google, I'm going to agree. The way the dead flowers are forming their seed pods looks the same as what I've found on Google. It's an Iris variation.

    A picture of you modeling your hands, KT, with the flower would be most helpful so as to properly gain a visual comparison. :D
     
  11. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's raining outside. :( No going outside for me. I will tomorrow when it's not raining.

    OK, that was a lot of words, none of which I understand, so I'll print it out and give it to my mom. :)

    and yeah, it's a wee flower, like 1/2 across maybe. :)


    thanks y'all. Hopefully you lot can help with a definitive answer or this'll lead my mom where to go in one of our botany books. :)
     

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