Strange Plants Now Flowering What are They?
March 29, 2013 3:12 AM   Subscribe

A new bunch of plants flowering now - they are very unusual - can you tell me what they are?

Spring, Negev, What are these and what are they useful for? Thank you very much..
posted by watercarrier to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
This is the link.
posted by watercarrier at 3:12 AM on March 29, 2013

The tall one looks like an ornithogalum. I'm not sure which, but here's a list of Mediterranean ones to take a look at.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:08 AM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

And the second one looks like a frumaria. The linked website has a nice plant id mechanism if you have any more to ID.
posted by sciencegeek at 4:11 AM on March 29, 2013

The first look like asphodel.
posted by shrabster at 6:06 AM on March 29, 2013

Awesome sciencegeek, you hit it - the tall one is Ornithogalum ponticum and the second one is Ornithogalum ponticum :))))))))

shrabster - it looks very much like Ornithogalim ponticum but there is no red or pink whatsoever - so no.

Nowstill to ID this beauty with little balloons all around it.

posted by watercarrier at 6:20 AM on March 29, 2013

Looks like cleome, maybe?
posted by raisingsand at 11:56 AM on March 29, 2013

The balloons are not cleome. Can you get a better picture of the foliage on that one. I think that the balloons are the seed structures - so we don't have flowers to go by for ID.
posted by sciencegeek at 6:27 AM on March 30, 2013

I'll try to get a better picture from the field.
posted by watercarrier at 12:47 PM on March 30, 2013

This is as best I could do today - hope you can see the details clearer.
posted by watercarrier at 5:34 AM on March 31, 2013

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