Oh gardeners and florists and other plant people of Mefi, can you help me figure out what this flower is? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley
on Apr 15, 2014 -
I'm considering going to Iceland this summer and I have a few questions that haven't exactly been answered in the other threads and/or the the rest of the internet. For background, I'm traveling alone, planning on staying a week to ten days, and I'll be renting a vehicle. [more inside]
posted by buttercup
on Feb 23, 2014 -
Any recommendations for a software program for managing photos, notes, etc., of plants I am learning about. Just recently developed an interest in Botany and don't really know where to begin. I have tons of photos, journal notes and websites bookmarked and am looking for a way to keep things together and organized so i can access all the info easier. Also looking for a reliable resource for identifying and learning more about the plants I find. Any other advice for a beginner would be appreciated as well...
posted by slowtree
on May 28, 2013 -
I am a creative writer (NOT a gardener or botanist) and have some questions about carnivorous plants. I'm wondering what some of the more "out-there" examples of carnivorous plants are and how they work. I was also wondering how a person could modify a carnivorous plant so it doesn't eat insects (it doesn't matter if this would kill the plant; just need to know how to do it.) Have read wiki page and some other basic info. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe
on Dec 22, 2012 -
What is this fruit-bearing bush in the yard of my new house, and can I eat the fruit on it (when it ripens)? [more inside]
posted by torisaur
on Jul 31, 2012 -
Seed-filter: Can you identify this seed (head-on, profile
)? My mom came across this odd seed and is wondering what it is. I suggested that we plant it to figure out, but decided that Asking Metafilter might be a faster option.
posted by rdn
on May 15, 2012 -
Help me figure out why I hear and feel a thumping noise when I sit next to pine trees. [more inside]
posted by huxham
on Mar 9, 2012 -
A friend sent this picture of a strange plant
that he is trying to identify. He found it growing at his campsite almost underneath a tent that he had left up. He has asked a lot of people if they know what it is and no one has identified it yet. The closest anyone has come up with is that it might possibly belong to the same family..Monotropaceae.. as Indian Pipe. He said that it grew in relative darkness under the edge of the tent, probably had next to no water, and sprouted during the heat of August. The location is near Julian, CA about an hour's drive from San Diego, and the tent site is in a tree-shaded canyon high in the Cuyamaca Mountians at 4000 ft. Any ideas?
posted by archaic
on Aug 24, 2011 -
Please help us identify this flower that I just paid money for, that my parents claim is a scourge upon their yard at home. [more inside]
posted by Mizu
on May 29, 2011 -
Please help me identify this plant, or what is the meaning behind my potential tattoo? (yes, these two are the same question) [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on May 18, 2011 -
What flower / plant is this
? The photo lightens the flowers; in real life they are dark, kind of electric cobalt.
posted by everichon
on May 3, 2011 -
Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites. [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Dec 11, 2010 -
Our school in Salt Lake City is fundraising to build a greenhouse - what should we consider related to the actual construction/type of greenhouse? [more inside]
posted by _DB_
on Dec 1, 2010 -
SO what's this OTHER thing growing on my backyard tree. And more important, will I soon be able to eat it? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Sep 1, 2010 -
Where can I pick huckleberries in New York State that is accessible by public transportation and hiking? [more inside]
posted by jardinier
on Jul 19, 2010 -
What are some good introductory gardening, botany/plant biology, herb/herbal medicine, or nutrition books? [more inside]
posted by hannahelastic
on Feb 24, 2010 -
Any recommendations for books giving a general history of any of the natural sciences, with a particular attention to how the great biologists, botanists, and zoologists, etc. approached problems of classification and conceptualization of their phenomena (e.g. like how Linnaeus came up with his taxonomy)? Not looking for great technical detail so much as how these scientists thought and responded to each others' thoughts.
posted by shivohum
on Jul 12, 2009 -
My parents recently noticed a few strange plants sprouting up in the middle of their lawn. This one
has grown from nothing to around a foot high in three weeks. Can anyone ID it? They're in the Boston area, if knowing the region helps.
posted by dfan
on Jun 16, 2009 -
What kind of cactus is this
, and how do I care for it?
posted by zembla3
on Mar 16, 2009 -
I was at the Bogor Daily Photo blog earlier today and saw a picture of a 'Strange Tree'
that one of the site's contributors, Alaya, posted with the words " found the tree with strange fruit on the road near botanical garden. anyone know what kind of tree is it? ".
I waited the whole day but no answer was forthcoming . I thought it looks like a fruit-bearing parasitic plant that i might have seen somewhere before.The photo piqued my curiosity so I thought I will ask the Mefites.
I am sure Alaya will be ever so thankful too. :)
posted by kryptos
on Dec 28, 2008 -
I want to do something (maybe embroidery, maybe a tattoo, maybe plant a garden) with plants that symbolize my three children. My youngest is named Rosemary, so that's quite easy, but I am having a harder time coming up with plants that would symbolize the names Evan and Nathaniel. I've googled and had no luck. I'm looking for something that contains the names, or something recognizably similar to them in the common or botanical name, or maybe a plant that is somehow associated with those names, or... anything you can think of. And the plants probably shouldn't look odd with a Rosemary plant next to it.
posted by Shoeburyness
on Aug 1, 2008 -