Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Plant Quiz

Here is the next installment of the "Plant Quiz". It is either super difficult or super easy.

My attempts at allowing the image to be enlarged have failed. Perhaps a second photo will appease?

12 comments:

Brad said...

The closest I'm coming is Lechea mucronata (L. villosa).

Justin said...

Good guess, but no cigar.

Alan said...

Is it Phlox divaricata? The leavs sem a bit narrow?

Justin said...

Another good guess, but not it.

Scott said...

Can anyone get the photo to increase in size? I can't.

Justin said...

I tried resizing the photo, but that didn't work. I know sometimes photos can be enlarged and other times not, but I don't know the science (or is it art) behind it. Any guidance from you tech-savy folks would be appreciated.

ben said...

It depends on the size of the file uploaded. If you upload a photo that is 320 x 240 pixels, you cannot make it any bigger and gain any information. If you upload a picture that is 640 x 480 or 800 x 600, it will display as 320 x 240, but it can be enlarged. Microsoft Picture Manager is frequently included with windows and is useful for resizing pictures. It is probably easy with Mac tools, also.

Keith said...

Looks a little like a sterile portion of Diodia teres.

Justin said...

It's not Diodia.

Scott said...

I give up. Although this thing looks so darn familiar, I cannot, for the life of me, figure it out. The suspense is absolutely killing me. Maybe a hint?

Justin said...

First, this plant isn't found in the Chicago region. It is found commonly further south and west but many botanist ignore it. Scott requested a hint, so here are two; it is an annual and it has one tooth on either side of the leaf. I'll post the answer tomorrow if no one gets it so we can all get on with our lives.

Scott said...

How about Ambrosia bidentata?