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Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-10-2008, 07:21 PM
I'm taking a page out of BIKEHIKESKIFISH's book and offering up a quiz. Since everyone, (well, most everyone) is longing for spring I thought it would be fun to do a flower quiz. Not all of these flowers were photographed on Mount Washington, but they can all be found there. Please pay attention to Tim's strict guidelines for guessing, listed below.


RULE: Only one guess, right or wrong, per person per 24-hour period!

MAYBE the usual quick-draw posters can hold off for a short while?

It is encouraged that if you know several then you should only answer the one you judge to be hardest. However you can say "oh I know #1,2,6,8 etc etc blah blah" Just leave them for others.

#1) A gimme.

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/39bmoriah53007.jpg

#2)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/06washington7106.jpg

#3)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/08huntington.jpg

#4)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/21boottspur72206.jpg

#5)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/21georgianafalls6107.jpg

#6)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/31tripyramids63007.jpg

#7)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/31boottspur72206.jpg

#8)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/51boottspur72807.jpg

#9)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/07washington7106.jpg

#10)

http://www.ghostflowers.com/forumshots/37washington7106.jpg

Ready...go!

KDT

forestgnome
04-10-2008, 07:41 PM
Kevin, beautiful shots! Very nice to look at right now. I'm so ready!!!

The only one I don't know is #8, but I have no guess.

Great thread!

happy spring :)

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-10-2008, 07:42 PM
Kev, I love ya, guy, but ya gotta play by the rules! :) (See above the photos.) All 3 are correct, but #'s 1 and 5 are only partially correct. Extra points to anyone who comes up with the full names. Thanks FG, it's quite the compliment from you!

KDT

Pat T
04-10-2008, 07:56 PM
#1 Painted trillium

#6 Dwarf Cornell

#7 Marsh marigold

#10 Sheep laurel

I'm ready for a nice spring wildflower hike!

Pat T

Silverfox
04-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Beautiful shots...ah can spring be far away..

#4 diapensia..which in shorthand..diet pepsi....

thanks for the quiz...

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-10-2008, 08:00 PM
#1 Painted Trillium

#6 Bunchberry

Please folks! Play by the rules! See rules above the photos. :)

KDT

gram
04-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Is #7 Dwarf Cinqufoil?

Fisher Cat
04-10-2008, 08:06 PM
Is #9 Labrador tea? I think so.

bikehikeskifish
04-10-2008, 08:10 PM
I think #5 is Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule) - an orchid.

Not my idea or my rules either -- I picked up for Marc, and I'm fairly sure he picked up from some other(s).

Tim

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-10-2008, 08:13 PM
#1 Painted Trillium

#5 Pink Lady's Slipper

#6 Bunchberry or Dwarf Cornel

#9 Labrador Tea

Nice work!

KDT

nartreb
04-10-2008, 08:41 PM
The only ones I don't know are 7 and 8.

I should point out that some of these go by many names.
Cornus Canadensis, for example, is called "bunchberry" or "canadian dogwood" or "creeping dogwood" or "pudding berry" or (new to me, thanks Pat T) "dwarf cornel".

If 10 isn't sheep-laurel (Kalmia angustifolia, a.k.a. lambkill), it must be its close relative K. polifolia (bog-laurel). The moss in the photo makes that likely, otherwise I'm hard-pressed to tell the two apart from photos. (In person, if it's 3 ft tall, it's angustifolia.)

(Mountain laurel, K. latifolia, has paler flowers, and K. microphylla {"alpine laurel," just to be confusing} doesn't grow in New England.)

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-10-2008, 08:46 PM
I didn't know any of those other names. :o I'm glad there's people more knowledgeable than me on this forum! :)

KDT

Danielle
04-10-2008, 09:09 PM
This is a great quiz! I always love when the spring flowers begin to show their faces along the trail :)

I am unsure of the latin names, but is #2 Star Flower and #3 Trout Lily (with bunch berry in the background)?

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-10-2008, 09:59 PM
#2 is starflower

I know it's very hard to play this way, but please follow the rules! :)

RULE: Only one guess, right or wrong, per person per 24-hour period!

MAYBE the usual quick-draw posters can hold off for a short while?

It is encouraged that if you know several then you should only answer the one you judge to be hardest. However you can say "oh I know #1,2,6,8 etc etc blah blah" Just leave them for others.

So far:

#1 Painted Trillium

#2 Starflower

#5 Pink Lady's Slipper

#6 Bunchberry or Dwarf Cornel

#9 Labrador Tea

#10 Bog Laurel

KDT

king tut
04-10-2008, 10:24 PM
Ok, I grew up in Maine, not sure if I have all the "scientific" names right, but I am willing to give it a shot.

1-white flower
2-white and green flower
3-greenish flower
4-where is waldo flower
5-two hearts beat as one
6-previous year's moose dropping patch
7-tough one, gonna go "yellow" flower on this one
8-cabbage?
9-old man winter
10-photo shop

Where is the results page?

audrey
04-11-2008, 05:02 AM
I can't vote, since I know them all, but I have never met #8 in person. Kevin, can you divulge in a PM where you found it? Nice pictures.

Latin names are the only way to go if you want to be accurate. Nailing the genus is usually easy, but getting the species right can be a devil, as nartreb illustrates. Eventually you start to learn what characteristics distinguish one from another. The Peterson field guides help with this by pointing an arrow at the unique feature(s).

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-11-2008, 05:17 AM
Tut would be the winner except he forgot the rules! Have I mentioned the rules yet? :)

KDT

Silverfox
04-11-2008, 06:15 PM
24 hours of agony trying to decide.....

okay

I will try #7

canadian dwarf cinquefoil

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-11-2008, 06:54 PM
Dwarf Cinquefoil is on my list of things I want to photograph, but this isn't it. Think bigger than a dwarf. :)

KDT

Tim Seaver
04-11-2008, 07:15 PM
#3 is Clintonia Borealis ( Corn Lily) ?

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-11-2008, 07:21 PM
Tim scores with #3, Clintonia. I have not heard it called Corn Lily, but I am no expert. I do know it is called Blue Bead Lily. Once the flower is gone the seed is a large blue bead. Edit: I think Indian Poke is called Corn Lily.

That gives us:

#1 Painted Trillium

#2 Starflower

#3 Clintonia

#5 Pink Lady's Slipper

#6 Bunchberry or Dwarf Cornel

#9 Labrador Tea

#10 Bog Laurel

Silverfox
04-11-2008, 07:46 PM
hmmm

thinking my other guess on 7 is good...

but will wait tomorrow

sometimes you just can't decide .....

Karst
04-11-2008, 08:14 PM
Darn - I logged in too late.

With so many different names being used for the same plant its always best to try to stick with the botanical name. For example - #7 is known variously as cornelian cherry, bunchberry, or cornel but the botanical name is Cornus canadensis.

I think # 4 is Arenaria groenlandica - Mountain sandwort and I believe I have the answer for #8, but will try to follow the rules.

I have most of these finally established in my back yard(obtained legitimately) as a reminder/connection with the mountains.

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-11-2008, 08:20 PM
You're absolutely right, and you added yet another name for Bunchberry that I didn't know, cornelian cherry, but... this is supposed to be fun, and to dummies like me, latin isn't fun. :)

#1 Painted Trillium

#2 Starflower

#3 Clintonia or Blue Bead Lily

#4 Mountain Sandwort

#5 Pink Lady's Slipper

#6 Bunchberry or Dwarf Cornel or...

#9 Labrador Tea

#10 Bog Laurel

KDT

w7xman
04-12-2008, 07:48 AM
#7 is mountain avens

J&J
04-12-2008, 08:17 AM
#8 Pale Painted Cup. Lots of them in Tuck's.

Kevin, Judy and Emma
04-12-2008, 03:07 PM
#1 Painted Trillium

#2 Starflower

#3 Clintonia or Blue Bead Lily

#4 Mountain Sandwort

#5 Pink Lady's Slipper

#6 Bunchberry or Dwarf Cornel or...

#7 Mountain Avens

#8 Pale Painted Cup

#9 Labrador Tea

#10 Bog Laurel

KDT

Karst
04-12-2008, 06:24 PM
This was a fun quiz.

Not to pick nits(for those who care) but the correct terminology is "botanical names", not "Latin names". Binomial taxonomy was created by Carl Linne in the 18th Century, who later became Carl von Linne, after becoming a nobleman. Interestingly, his father was the first in his family to adopt a last name, using the Latin form of the name of the Linden tree. Linne the younger was also known as Carolus Linneaus or Linneaus.

Linneaus used Latin roots to describe characteristics of plant materials, and where there were none that were particularly useful, created Latin-sounding ones, a practice that continues today.

Another point about Linne - he revised Celsius' thermometer scale to read from cold to hot(Celsius as the boiling point of water).

arghman
04-12-2008, 08:07 PM
neat quiz!

I have a request for these kind of "theme posts" (this & the map quiz & the "what is this plant or animal" posts) since I'm interested in them but seldom check VFTT anymore due to time constraints :( --

any chance someone could start a "meta-thread" on "map quiz" or "nature Q/A" and post a link from it to other new threads? (that way I can subscribe to the meta-thread & get notified)

probably an unreasonable request but I thought I'd ask.

p.s. If you want another one of this type of quiz w/ plant photos, I can probably find the time as I have the pictures...