Is this a lily? Picture taken in North-West of the Himalayas -

jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)December 12, 2013

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Looks more like Gentian.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2013 at 5:21AM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by floral_uk 8/9 (My Page) on Thu, Dec 12, 13 at 5:21

How interesting - thank you -

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 11:36AM
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SunnyBorders(5A)

For a bit of a comparison; Gentiana dahurica 'Nikita'.

I do have G. straminea (has white flowers), that grows up to about a foot, but no pictures of it.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 12:08PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

I did some poking around and there is a Gentian native to the Tibet area that looks somewhat similar....G. tibetica.
CMK

    Bookmark   December 14, 2013 at 6:10PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by SunnyBorders 5A (My Page) on Fri, Dec 13, 13 at 12:08

Wow, that is a lovely blue-flowering plant. Do you have close-up pictures of the flowers? Are they blue or purple?

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 2:13PM
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SunnyBorders(5A)

Sorry JJ, don't have a close-up.

I know photos and light can both appear to "lie" about colour, but that picture's probably a fair representation.

To me definitely blue.

There is that business of "tetrachromacy" in some human females: namely, they appear to have a fourth colour receptive pigment in the retina of the eye.

My wife and I frequently disagree about purple and blue, with her describing a flower as purple and me as blue.

I don't think, however, we'd disagree on gentian blue.

I might be wrong, but I tend to see the species, Gentiana dahurica (see below) more truly (for me) blue ("Oxford blue", where I was brought up) than the cultivar, G. dahurica 'Nikita'.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 5:40PM
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