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

Posted by jujujojo none (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 12, 13 at 1:59

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

Looks more like Gentian.


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

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

How interesting - thank you -


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

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.


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

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


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

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?


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

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'.


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