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Friday, June 10, 2011

Identify this flower and you win a prize



The first reader who can identify this flower will win a prize

WE HAVE A WINNER !

Anonymous from Germany correctly identified the

Herb of the Year 2011

Armoracia rusticana
Commonly known as Horseradish
belonging to the family Brassicaceae

Congratulations Al/East Germany (Anonymous) 



This is the flower






And these are the leaves




Here is another picture, another clue for Karin, who lives in the beautiful Dordogne region of France.  Karin is determined to solve the mystery. 




And this is your prize
6 little cotton drawstring bags to hold your treasures

Have a lovely weekend my dear Blogging Friends

Gina




34 comments:

  1. Gina,
    The blossoms look a bit like Freesia, and the leaves like a kind of cabbage leaves !?!????
    But - honestly - I don't know at all!
    Werde uebers Wochenende mein grosses Gartenbuch waelzen, vielleicht werde ich ja fuendig!
    Herzlichen Gruss,
    Karin
    By the way - your jar is very beautiful! I have an old 18th century French fayence cache pot with the same kind of 'barly-twisted' handles.

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  2. I don't think I'll win the prize - - - I'm no flower expert.

    BUT - - - they look like the leaves and flowers (just not all of the buds open yet) on a "snowball" bush - - - which I believe is REALLY called a hydrangea.

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  3. I am so way off but I want to say green onions or spring onions? I certainly am not an expert gardener. :-) xo,

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  4. Oh shucks I forgot about those big leaves, forget it, I'm out! lol

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  5. I guess is an Acta Plantarum

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  6. Oh no, the leaves not like cabbage, sorry!
    Like leaves from "Rote Bete" or "Kohlrabi". I'm on the hunt!
    xxxkarin

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  7. Dear Karin, Donna, Barbara and Keetha, you all have very good ideas...yet not quite right. Please keep on thinking.
    Gina

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  8. The flowers look a bit like snowdrops (galanthus), but not the leaves. Wish I knew more about flowers, oh dear!

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  9. Dear Karen and dear Tammy, No, not yet. I know one of you charming Ladies, Karin, Donna, Karen, Tammy and Keetha, will get this flower identified. Good Luck.
    Gina

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  10. Dear Karin, And thank you for noticing my Maiolica Jug. It's one of those pieces I could have sold many times...but it looks so perfect for the type of flowers I grow in my Garden. I just might have to paint another.
    Gina

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  11. I'm thinking this must be an unusual plant for you to make a contest out of it. Bergenia? That's strictly a guess, and not a good one (I've never seen anything like it). The leaves look like a vegetable to me.

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  12. Grüsse aus Deutschland,
    es ist wohl die Rettichblüte

    Raphanus sativus ssp. oleiformes

    AL

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  13. My dear friends, you are all so clever, Latin names and all. But still it is no. Und vielen dank von Anonymous von Deutschland. Aber noch nicht richtig. Muessen noch einmal versuchen. Gina

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  14. sorry - its my again

    Silberblatt - Mondviole (Lunaria rediviva)

    greetings
    AL / east germany

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  15. Thinking and thinking - looking and looking - whenever I have a minute!
    In my opinion, the German anonymous has the same feel or idea like me - a kind of flowering vegetable - no? - yes? Or?..... And quite rightly, the leaves look like from Rettich. Anyway, I think that the leaves are - compare to the flower buts/blossoms - rather large, so....maybe we can have the average dimension of the leaves, the height of the whole plant, or..

    This is not fair Gina! You have to give us a clou - a keyword - a something... PLEASE !!!!
    It's very exiting! Not because of the prize which I would love to have, just in general very entertaining and educating and good exercise for the brain! (you know what I mean)
    Also - bekommen wir von Dir ein Stichwort? Hoffentlich!
    xxxkarin

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  16. Hi Anonymous, I'm happy that you are still trying. If I give you only one little clue you will immediately know what it is. So I will wait a little longer to give an additional clue.

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  17. Dear Karin, A friend of mine just told me that he wasted 2 hours this morning trying to get an answer. When you finally figure it out you are going to be very unhappy with me that you spent so much time on this... because it is a very ordinary plant.

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  18. Aufregend - aufregend!
    But you must admit Gina, that the blossoms look a bit like Freesia, no? I know it's not Freesia because of the leaves.
    Could it be a semi-wild plant, cultivated?
    Originally from where ???????
    And dear Gina, I will be never unhappy with you, how could I! This post is just something very special and - repeating myself - very exiting und spannend!
    So, I guess we all feel somewhat tortured....for the moment...until....??!!??

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  19. good morning,
    last chance ..
    Meerrettich (Armoracia rusticana)
    AL

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  20. Brennessel (Urtica dioica) ??? The big one?

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  21. Dear Karin, Tammy, Keetha, Barbara, Donna, Karen, and Jacki. All of you were close at times. And I thank you so much for helping me identify the Herb of the Year, Horseradish, also known as Meerrettich, Armoracia rusticana.

    Al, from Germany, first mentioned "Rettich". He is the Winner. Al then correctly identified the correct species.
    Al, please send your address to: garn at cut. net

    Thank you everybody for participating. You are all Good Sports. Have a great Sunday.
    Gina

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  22. BRAVO TO GOOD OLD GERMANY AND Al !!!
    I just had another thought - maybe a potato plant....but - here we are. Anyway - this was highly entertaining!
    Best wishes Gina for Pfingsten,
    karin

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  23. Correction, Al from East Germany is a young woman from Germany. Her name is Annelies from Leipzig. Congratulations Annelies. Your package will be sent tomorrow when our Post Office opens.

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  24. I am so very happy to find your blog through Karin, La Pouyette! Your work is exceptional. I am an artist, also, an oil painter. Coincidently, I am looking for some information on the oil business. Maybe you can answer a few questions that I have and point me in the right direction. You can reach me through my website: christinehooker.com
    Thank you, Gina!
    I absolutely love your work!
    Chris

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  25. I would never have guessed that horseradish had such a lovely, delicate flower! The correct answer certainly deserves a beautiful pitcher!

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  26. oh dear...i would never have guessed Gina ! I will memorize the Latin name which sounds nicer than horseradish :-)
    my good news is that at last my aprons are ready and up in my shop!

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  27. Hi Chris, So glad to meet you. I have sent you information about your question pertaining to the oil business.

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  28. Hi Mark, Isn't it interesting how small flowers can be so beautiful when set apart. Have a great week.
    Gina

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  29. Dear Lala, Latin names almost always sound better or at least more important. Could not resist one of your pretty aprons in your Etsy shop. I understand that it is already on its way.

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