Follow

Dallas Arboretum pictures from this afternoon.

I never remember the names of flowers, if you know them please reply for others.

@ted first one with the yellow flower has some lovely use of line and shape!

@paperdigits thank you, took a while to find a good angle for the leaves to look good on that one.

@ted I've used the "Seek" Android app to identify the plants.

It *thinks* the first is the flower of the "western yellow pond-lily" (Nuphar lutea).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuphar_l

Second is definitely "Japanese Maple" (Acer palmatum).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_pal

Third is "Mophead Hydrangea" (Hydrangea macrophylla).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mophead_

Fourth is "Watershield" (Brasenia schreberi).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasenia

@ted As for the first one, the screenshot of a picture of two different plants in an arrangement may have thrown it off.

The Seek app generally does a pretty remarkable job "in the field". (Other times, it's like, "Oh, this? It's a dicot." 🙄 But generally, if you keep moving around and be patient, it'll usually identify the plant.)

What's amazing is that the app also works on animals. It reminds me of xkcd.com/1425/

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!