Purple Flower- ID please

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Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228848 DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:31 am

I have always thought this purple flower was lavendar :lol: but I know it is very unlikely, considering how inexperienced I am when identifying plants.

All of you guys seem full of knowledge, what is this flower? by the way I really appreciate the replies.
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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228849 southeast-isher
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:33 am

Well it's not lavender i know that... i'm sure someone with far more knowledge on here than me can answer.

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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228851 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:46 am

Bluebell? :dontknow: but it's going over and mine are in full flower now - and the pic is not very clear/close up.

What country are you in - for all we know you could be posting piccies of Australian autumnal flowers!
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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228852 southeast-isher
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:48 am

She's in London i think MMM.

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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228858 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:22 am

Thanks. Might be grape hyacinths, going over.

Did they look like this when in full bloom?

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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228859 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:24 am

Better pic here, showing some of the flowers going over. Pretty sure that's what you have photographed. :iconbiggrin:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... x=79&ty=71
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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228862 DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:53 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Better pic here, showing some of the flowers going over. Pretty sure that's what you have photographed. :iconbiggrin:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... x=79&ty=71



I live in the UK (London) Millymollymandy. This photo is a perfect representation of the flower in my garden, thank you. It looks like this, it is only April so maybe the flowers might open up a bit further into the summer. Anyway,I checked the flower in the database & it is not edible. :mrgreen: Damn it lol, im trying to look for flowers/leaves in my gardens that are edible. So far, daisy, dandelions & possibly lemon balm is growing in my garden.

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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228864 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:07 pm

They are bulbs and the flowers are going over, i.e. they've already flowered, so they will set seed then the leaves will go brown and disappear and lie dormant again until next spring. Just like daffodils!
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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228870 DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:26 pm

Oh I see what you are saying now. :iconbiggrin: . This is one last photo I took thats on my computer. lol Im making too many ID threads and need to give it a rest. So I just thought I would post the pic here.

What could this plant be?
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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228871 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:34 pm

It's cherry laurel, aka laurel hedge (unless it is growing as a tree!). The flowers smell lovely. If you prune it do it with secateurs and not hedge trimmers because they just cut those large lovely leaves to shreds and then it looks messy. But of course it may not be a hedge where you are!

Fire away with your ID questions, we all enjoy trying to do them. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Post: #228878 boboff
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:33 pm

Oh, I knew both of them as well!!!

Go on, lets have another one!
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