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Post by MWP admin » Sat May 26, 2007 4:26 pm

A maybe-hard quiz from MWP. Hint: It's from Buskett.
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Post by jackpot » Mon May 28, 2007 9:10 am

an edible one [-o<
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Post by MWP admin » Mon May 28, 2007 10:19 am

There are many edible plants :violent2: :P
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Post by RB » Mon May 28, 2007 10:52 am

C.i.?

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Post by MWP admin » Mon May 28, 2007 11:12 am

I dont know what yuo mean by C.i. (Cistus?) but the initials do not correspond to the Quiz plant. You may write the full species name - dont worry for guessing it fast!
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Post by RB » Mon May 28, 2007 1:26 pm

I had a shot at Carya illionensis but apparently this is not it therefore.

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Post by jackpot » Tue May 29, 2007 8:33 am

RB: but there are two s in it (and I eat the leaves)!

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Post by MWP admin » Tue May 29, 2007 9:11 am

I can confirm JP that it has both edible and medicinal uses but I am not sure to what he is referring in his mind?! There is not 2 's' in the species name!

When you tell me, I give the next hint...
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Post by jackpot » Wed May 30, 2007 10:53 am

sorry, I was on a wrong field trip... :binky:

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:58 am

You are seeing one of a thousand of flowers in a conspicuous spike
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Post by RB » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:03 am

Nettle?

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:05 am

It's a pleasure to touch this plant (no Urticacia...)
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Post by MWP admin » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:44 am

The leaves are very large and the inflorescence is a 30cm spike or more!
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Post by MWP admin » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:16 pm

Shall I reveal it now ? Everyone seems to got blocked, though it is not a rare or small plant (that was the last hint)
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Post by MWP admin » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:09 pm

This is one flower of the thousand+ present in the long spike of ___ which bears large leaves and prefers damp soil.
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Post by MWP admin » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:47 am

Fruit are reddish brown circumscissile capsules about 2mm across.
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Post by jackpot » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:41 am

Plantago major ?

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Post by RutgerB » Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:40 pm

Spinacia oleracea?
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Post by MWP admin » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:26 am

Back to the forum after another short holiday away from PC and electronic stuff.

Jackpot got the jackpot ! :-D
Congratulations (finally!)


Originally, I posted this Quiz to show that it is difficult to ID a plant just from a close-up of a part of the plant even if this could be rather common.

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Post by RutgerB » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:22 pm

Thanks. To introduce me; I do field-survey for a living in the Netherlands and Belgium looking for special plants en vegetations. In the holidays I like to go to the mediterranean, looking for plants. Been on Malta also. I remember Ranunculus bullatus (it was december 1997), never seen it again. Bought Haslam then in a small bookshop from a big pile. Hope I can be of any assistance.
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Post by jackpot » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:03 am

Hi Rutger, if you visit Malta now again you will have more possibilities to buy good books about Malta' s plants... :)

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Post by RutgerB » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:18 pm

Bought me Weber last april. I also have 'Wildlife of the Maltese islands'. Are there more books about Maltese plants since 1997?

Went on holiday in april to Sicily and found many plants well illustrated in the book by Weber. Together with Blamey, Schönfelder (Mittelmeer und Kanarenflora), Flora europaea volume 5 (grasses etc, heavy!) some prints from internet (mainly about the endemics; http://web.tiscali.it/florasicula/ ) and a local flora about Zingaro ( http://www.lepos.it/home/php/schede/sch ... _libro=816 ), we got around.
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Post by jackpot » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:31 am

:-D well done! =D>

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Post by RutgerB » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:54 pm

Ok, message understood. :salute: There was a following question... I'd like to post some questions/photos about unnamed/difficult plants I found on Sicily. Is that ok?
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Post by jackpot » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:35 pm

ok

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:17 am

Hi, I am the admin of this forum and regards your query it is not really OK becasue we get confusion in the ID topic of what is in Malta and abroad, so for this reason the best thing to do is I open for you a new topic related to ID abroad Malta, and yes you can post as much as you want.

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