Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quiz, Yo! Answer, Yo!

I recently posted the following plant quiz...
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What is it?


I will even provide you with a hint on this one... it is not Thismia americana.


Good luck!
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Thank you, Anonymous, for ending this excruciating quiz!


Anonymous answered correctly. This is, in fact, Kuhnia eupatorioides, now known as Brickellia eupatorioides.


Brickellia eupatorioides, commonly known as False Boneset, is a species found throughout much of the United States in prairies and open woodlands of varying soil types. The species has been divided into six varieties, but some botanists do not consider these varieties to be distinct.


Congratulations, Anonymous!

8 comments:

Cdr said...

Hmmm....any more hints? I'm nearly crosseyed after viewing the photos for so long trying to figure it out....thanks Prairie Daddy!

Scott Namestnik said...

Okay... it's a composite...

Justin Thomas said...

Is it Thismia americana?

Cdr said...
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Cdr said...

knew that...but which composite is it? I guess that's the $64,000 question, eh??

Is this possibly the dreaded Centaurea repens (aka Russian knapweed)? I'm partially going off the style branches which lands it in the Cynareae tribe of Compositae. Plus you have a propensity for finding nasty exotics in places they haven't been found....I know this plant tends to form dense colonies but...

Scott Namestnik said...

Close, Justin, but not Thismia americana.

Scott Namestnik said...

$64,000, Cdr? Who do you think is paying for the prizes for these plant quizzes?

This plant is actually not in the Cynareae tribe, but instead is in the Eupatorieae.

Anonymous said...

Kunhia eupatoroides??