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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:17 am    Post subject: BBI Flowers Reply with quote

I gave this a general heading so it can be used by anyone who wants to share tales and pictures about flowers on the island.

Pitcher's Thistle is a rare thing to find. If you see one ahead of you on the beach, please watch your step as you approach it. There may be quite a few young ones under foot. They are hard to see. The plant doesn't send up a tall spike with flower heads for 5 to 8 years. After it flowers, it dies. So you can see that, it is an all or nothing thing, for this thistle. It has almost no thorns. A picture of a Pitcher is better than words, so :

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1635
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:11 am    Post subject: Beach Pea Reply with quote

Beach Pea
This one may be remembered by those who used to lay on blankets and sun themselves at Sand Bay.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1636
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:26 am    Post subject: Lake Huron Tansy Reply with quote

Lake Huron Tansy
Rare in Michigan. Note the very small petals.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1637
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have put 2 pics of flowers in my album, I need identification.

Here:

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1641

And Here:

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1638
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: I D flowers Reply with quote

I'm not 100% sure, but the first one looks like herb-robert or crane's bill. The leaves look like it and the flower looks like it. Usually the flowers are in pairs though. I'll look deeper.

The second one is a beach pea. Your picture looks more like the flower then mine does. The flowers can be purple, pink or blue and also can vary in color on each flower. I thought I took a picture of some, that looked a little better then the run of the mill variety.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Stinky Bob Reply with quote

I'm more confident that the first picture is Herb Robert or "Stinky Bob".

Check this site: http://www.paghat.com/cranesbill_robert.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another picture, very similar to the beach pea you have a pic of.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1642
You say they come in puple? That first I posted just may be the purple variety.
The leaves are the same and the way they connect to the stem structure, also.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:03 am    Post subject: Anemone Reply with quote

Canada Anemone
Pronounced A-NEM-O-NE. I haven't seem very many of these on BBI.
Note how the leaves have no stalks or stems.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1643
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Figured it out Reply with quote

Susie and I went to the beach and studied the beach pea flowers and found out that the flower closes up and hides the little white bell shaped part. So, the picture you first showed was a closed flower and the others show the flower when it is spread wide open.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: Flowers Reply with quote

I remember How our Grandma Calkins LOVED the flower "Lady slipper" ..

I grew up with them but as time passed they become very rare and we were not to pick them

How long has it been since you guys seen one ???
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I have a few pics to dig up...
Peggy, I think has them around her house. (my sister)
Susie has some awesome pics of course!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:07 am    Post subject: Yellow Ladyslipper Reply with quote

Your wish is my command. It is a little overexposed, but others may have a better picture.

Yellow Lady's Slipper
http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1644
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: mike Reply with quote

Thanks Mike .. So there are still some around ... maybe some pink ones too ?? When I am there I will have my eyes open to see if I can see one ..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Butterwort Reply with quote

The pink ones are more rare. I do know where there are a few in a cage so the deer won't get them.

Butterwort
This plant's leaves are almost yellow and are waxy and sticky. Bugs stick to them and die. The bug nutrients are absorbed by the plant. The flowers have a little tail on them.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1645
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject: pic Reply with quote

Is it deep in the woods the caged flower ???

Maybe you can take a shot of it when you are there next ???
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Canada Violet Reply with quote

I'll try to get a shot of the big pink ladyslipper later.

Canada Violet
A small beauty.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1646
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:16 pm    Post subject: mike Reply with quote

Thanks Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Showy Lady's Slipper Reply with quote

Showy Lady's Slipper
According to the book I have, this is not a Pink Lady's Slipper. A Pink Lady's Slipper is also called a Moccasin Flower.

Also this Showy Lady's Slipper is showing its age. The color is fading. Last week was when I should have taken the picture.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1648
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: mike Reply with quote

Thanks Mike !! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: hawkweed Reply with quote

Orange Hawkweed or Devil's Paintbrush
I wonder why it has that name? Very common, but a nice flower.

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1650
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Flower Reply with quote

WOW ..... What a beautiful orange color .... Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:11 pm    Post subject: Coreopsis Reply with quote

You should remember these. After daisys, they are probably the most common flower seen along the county roads. Usually they are covered with dust and must be tough to withstand that. I never knew their name, but would always call them that yellow flower that grows along the road.

Coreopsis

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: flowers Reply with quote

Yes I do remember these beautiful yellow flowers ..they take a beating with all the dust .. Like you said they are pretty tough to with stand all the island dust .. poor flowers ..!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: Maiden Hair Ferns Reply with quote

This is not a flower, but it is pretty. Not very many on Bois Blanc, but somewhat common in other places.

Maiden Hair Fern

http://www.bois-blanc.com/phpBB2/album_page.php?pic_id=1654
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