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Please Identify

Postby Sandy Zone 3b » Nov 04, 2012 4:23 pm

This was in a bouquet of flowers that I received not that long ago and I have know idea what they are. They have lasted more then a month already.
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Re: Please Identify

Postby kelly_m » Nov 04, 2012 5:58 pm

OH!!! It is pretty whatever it is!!

Wonder if it is from the artichoke family?????
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Re: Please Identify

Postby davefrombc » Nov 04, 2012 7:58 pm

I believe it is a member of the bromeliad family .
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Re: Please Identify

Postby CdnChelsea » Nov 05, 2012 9:14 am


The florist who sent them would know what that flower is.

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life" ~ Rachel Carson
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Sandy Zone 3b » Nov 05, 2012 3:42 pm

I live in a different area then where the bouquet of flowers came from, still need to know! :P :P
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Re: Please Identify

Postby davefrombc » Nov 05, 2012 7:33 pm

Search " Bromeliads" on Google search . Bing will give you hits too, but a page of bromeliad pictures is near the top in a Google search. There's something like 3500 species of bromeliads ; pineapples are a member of the bromeliad family .
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Re: Please Identify

Postby growitall » Nov 05, 2012 10:38 pm

It's not a bromeliad.

It's a Leucadendron sp.:
http://www.google.ca/search?client=safa ... iwLy2IGwAg
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Vendella01 » Nov 08, 2012 12:25 pm

This is called a Lucadendron, it is from the Protea family, florists (of which I am one) use it, mostly available in the Fall. It is a tropical flower, many flowers of the Protea family are beautiful, especially the Pin Cushion Protea. They are available in many shades. It can be dried.
Hopes this answers your question
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Re: Please Identify

Postby Sandy Zone 3b » Nov 10, 2012 5:35 pm

Thanks for all the information! Leucadendron
It is quite a different plant to what used to seeing in an arrangement also.
I was wondering how you would dry it?
Like you do others upside down or is there other ways.
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