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 Flower Of An Hour, Triona Tricolor Pod
Arey
Posted: Nov 25 2009, 03:13 PM


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This is the seed pod of Flower of an Hour. It's usually described as a weed. The flowers are short lived, but I like the seed pods, and the plants self seed modestly and thrive on neglect and abuse. I have even saved seeds and sown them in places where absolutely nothing else, but the really weedy weeds survive.

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Career Varlet (ret.) Often wrong, and usually uncertain.
One Burmese Cat , Bryn Barishnakatt, who's been trying to tell me something ever since I got him 7 years ago but I haven't the least idea what it is.

One 940 gallon raised liner pond. It's 30 years old and still evolving.
Very windy So. Jersey barrier island. Zone 7 coastal.
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Rosiemeadow
Posted: Nov 25 2009, 04:42 PM


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Hi Arey, does this pod flower or is the pod the final product? I like the look of the pod.
Duh...what a dummy, I just re read your post and saw that the flower is short lived. How long would that be, how many days, do you have a picture of one in flower?


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Broxandval
Posted: Nov 25 2009, 06:55 PM


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Hi Arey
That is so very different I'm not sure if we have them in the UK or not but they look an interesting flower. smile.gif
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Arey
Posted: Nov 25 2009, 07:39 PM


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Hello Brox and Rosiemeadow

After checking I found that its correct name is Hibiscus Trionum. If you google Hibuscus
Trionum you'll find all sorts of pictures and references, most of which refer to it as a "noxious" weed. It gets gets its Flower of an Hour name because the blooms don't even last a day. It's also called Venice Mallow. If it came up in my yard the way Indian Strawberry or Poison Ivy does, I'd be calling it more than just "noxious". biggrin.gif

It gets a lot of criticism for looling "ugly" after the blooms fade, so I suppose some people don't enjoy looking at seed pods.


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Career Varlet (ret.) Often wrong, and usually uncertain.
One Burmese Cat , Bryn Barishnakatt, who's been trying to tell me something ever since I got him 7 years ago but I haven't the least idea what it is.

One 940 gallon raised liner pond. It's 30 years old and still evolving.
Very windy So. Jersey barrier island. Zone 7 coastal.
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sabrillo
Posted: Nov 25 2009, 10:54 PM


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I see you are getting some good use of your new camera. It does take some nice close ups. Nice and clear. Are you happy with it and did you use your telephoto lens for this one? wink.gif
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Broxandval
  Posted: Nov 26 2009, 04:04 AM


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QUOTE (Arey @ Nov 25 2009, 07:39 PM)
Hello Brox and Rosiemeadow

After checking I found that its correct name is Hibiscus Trionum. If you google Hibuscus
Trionum you'll find all sorts of pictures and references, most of which refer to it as a "noxious" wee. It gets gets its Flower of an Hour name because the blooms don't even last a day. It's also called Venice Mallow. If it came up in my yard the way Indian Strawberry or Poison Ivy does, I'd be calling it more than just "noxious". biggrin.gif

It gets a lot of criticism for looling "ugly" after the blooms fade, so I suppose some people don't enjoy looking at seed pods.

Hi Arey
What is a weed ? , nothing but an unwanted flower that's all.
You grow what you want it's a free world laugh.gif
Weve sort of let our garden grow with whatever a bird poop's into it (you get some interesting plants growing). wink.gif
Weve even had shrubs turning up that way in the past rolleyes.gif
rgds
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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

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Arey
Posted: Nov 26 2009, 08:42 AM


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QUOTE (sabrillo @ Nov 25 2009, 10:54 PM)
I see you are getting some good use of your new camera. It does take some nice close ups. Nice and clear. Are you happy with it and did you use your telephoto lens for this one? wink.gif

Hello Sabrillo and Brox

Sabrillo, I used my macro lens for the pod. The weather's been so dismal lately, day after day of gray overcast skies with mist and drizzle, that I haven't been able to experiment much with my lenses. When the weather clears, I'm going to go to the wildlife refuge with my telephoto lens and see what I can do. In the meantime I'm reading a book specifically written for my new camera, and trying to wean myself off the point and shoot side of the mode dial.

In automatic modes the camera overexposes as did my old camera (the 35 mm film ancester of this new one), and I'm beginning to think that what I regard as a good exposure some people would regard as underexposed.

Brox, if didn't try to exercise some control over grows courtesy of the bird poop, my backyard would be an impenatrable jungle of alde, juniper, holly and privet being smothered by virginia creeper and poison ivy, with pokeberry and nightshade growing on the borders.

Well, at least that way I'd finally be rid of the purslane and indian strawberry. biggrin.gif


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Career Varlet (ret.) Often wrong, and usually uncertain.
One Burmese Cat , Bryn Barishnakatt, who's been trying to tell me something ever since I got him 7 years ago but I haven't the least idea what it is.

One 940 gallon raised liner pond. It's 30 years old and still evolving.
Very windy So. Jersey barrier island. Zone 7 coastal.
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Broxandval
  Posted: Nov 29 2009, 02:51 PM


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Hi Arey
That's why we employ a Gardener it's so much easier . laugh3.gif laugh3.gif laugh3.gif
rgrds
broxandval fishie.gif wink.gif


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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

http://xat.com/FishPondInfo
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