Does anyone like botany? Tell me your favourite plant or tree :D
Yay a plant thread! :3 I like filmy ferns in NZ, though I'm having a hard time finding a nice photo of them.
I loved botany. We had 35 apple trees on our property for about 20 years. Horses loved them. Family loved them. Deer loved them. Sasquatch loved them. Everyone loved them. Hell my daughter even wanted to become a botanist when she grew up because of these apple trees. Then one day we transplanted 5 short stacks that we bought from a local farm and a disease spread through our crop. By the time winter came around we still didn't have it fully contained and by the spring all of them were dead. Two decades of joy destroyed by some fat fuck farmer who lied about where the trees came from and somehow didn't understand the spread of viruses.
those aren't posted because they care about plants.
they're posted because if there's one thing /an/ likes to do, it's whine and complain without actually doing something about it.
they're obsessed with torture and death.
Sunflowers. I fucking looooooooove sunflowers. They grow wild here, not entirely sure if native to Nevada though. But the wind always blows a few seeds into our backyard, and once they sprout I transplant them into a pot and put the pot on our front porch where they will get plenty of sunlight.
The birds love them, the insects love them, I love them. Shit is so cash, yo.
Besides, the wild ones are much prettier than the big ones you always see people plant.
I've always had a soft spot for Mimosa roemeriana. They look like something straight out of a dr. Seuss book.
Oh my gosh!
Can plants even be gay? I thought they are almost universally hermaphrodites, due to the fact that each individual produces pollen, as well as being open to pollination from others. That's why you have to have more than one fruit tree, or if it's a single tree it needs a graft on it from a different tree, otherwise you won't receive fruit.
Isn't it actually rare to have plant species with a binary gender system?
I love these flowers for their scent, but I can't seem to find what they're called. Would anyone know? I live in southern California and see them around often.
Check Lantana, abronia and viburnum. I think it's Lantana in that pic. Notice the light green parts. I'll circle one in this pic, I see a couple in your pic, one on the lower left.
I don't think that pic is abronia, but not sure your pic is what you're looking for because it appears to have come from wikipedia and you said Southern California.
I just bought an aloe Vera plant. Can't wait for it to grow bigger.
>tfw allergic to viburnum.
lmao, just checked all of those.
/an/ can't even identify a Arum.
I fucking hate sunflowers, but only because when I was in the psych hospital we had this weedy patch of ground outside the gymnasium where we were obliged to tend to the things under the watchful eye of three nurses.
I'm personally fond of bilberries.
Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitchii' - drops it's leaves eventually though.
Pieris 'Forest Flame' - year round.
Molinia ‘transparent’ - you'll have to prune them in the spring, changes color as light hits it.
Fotínia 'Red Robin'- year round.
I prefer the first one as it grows against walls, doesn't take a whole lot of space.
It's less common than to have plants with both genders in one individual, but not rare. Plants that have individuals of only one gender or another are called dioecious, while the more common plants with both genders, either as seperate flowers or as flowers with both male and female parts, are monoecious.
To answer the original question, my favorite plants are of the Araucaria genus. These plants, coincidentally, are often dioecious.
I like this book as an enjoyable intro that isn't too heavy, with good illustrations and photos as well.
Lately Ive really been into epiphytic cacti; specifically the fern leaf cactus or selenicereus chrysocardium. Here is a picture of their flowers.
Here is a picture of their stems, which quite resemble the fronds of a fern, hence the common name. They are very cool; and I have had much more success with these than with trying to grow ferns.
I got cuttings online from ebay; they root very easily from stem cuttings. Unfortnately I've never seen them for sale in stores where I live (Ontario, Canada), which is still kind of surprising given what a great houseplant they can be.
Lantana seems to be the closest match, but I'm not 100% sure that's it. I'll try getting a picture of the plant I'm talking about and hopefully that'll help more than the wiki picture.
The problem with heliamphora is that they grow in such specific conditions that they are very hard to grow as a houseplant.
Except if you live in a tropical mountain maybe.
Btw vft are my second favorite I wish they were faster to grow from seed.
Nah, Minnesota is far too cold for growing monkey puzzles outside. Can you grow them as houseplants like you can with A. heterophylla? I've never seen them grown as such, but I'd love to get one if it's doable.
I do have an A. heterophylla houseplant, and I love it. I bought it at Home Depot around Christmas 8 years ago, and it's exploded in size since then even with living in a windowless office for half that time. If I can do the same with a monkey puzzle, I'll jump at the chance.
>Because lets talk about plant biochemistry on a board about cats and dogs.
>actually achieving the title of a board's most prominent shitposter
>a fame so big that you are the only deserving this title
I'm fucking impressed, bugguy. The only somewhat similar examples I can think of are the malaysiafag on /pol/ and the notorious child pizza-posting Pole on /int/. Congratulations.
Toothache Plant, Acmella oleracea. Flowers cause a strong tingling or numbing sensation when you eat them. Leaves are edible too.
>the title of a board's most prominent shitposter
That's his highest academic achievement
I don't think so. I have never seen them grown inside and therefore I think you can't grow them inside. I was asking because I once saw a very interesting nursery I know experimenting with growing them outside in NJ. I don't know how it went, but you can email them if you want. Their name is rarefind nursery in Jackson. They ship, too. Happy growing!
>Tell me your favorite plant or tree
I like a good lycopod. trees can go fuck themselves.
Aloe is one of my favorite indoor plants. This hot mess is my aloe vera.
As far as outside plants go I have several favorites. Hostas, lillies, irises, and tulips to name a few. I've uncovered all my plants and ready for spring, hopefully we won't be getting any more snow or hard frosts.
>pic related, before blooms
Tulip poplar is probably my favorite tree, but I love my spring cherry as well. I harvested over 60 gallons of bing cherries from this beast last year. It stressed the tree out so much it dropped every leaf. This is it in bloom last spring.
I've got a hard maple I like alot as well. Lightning hit this thing 60+ years ago and split it right down the center. Somehow it did not kill it. I've had two different arborists look at it, they seem to think it's healthy.
rate my Foeniculum vulgare and Rhododendron ponticum babies.
Nice. Did you start them over winter from seed?
>some kind of rose bush that decided to pop up.
collected the Rhododendron ponticum seedlings from the forest last year.
pulled the Foeniculum vulgares out of a neglected sidewalk.
>what kind of ferns?
I have no idea. I can't even tell you what zone I'm in, or the right names. I just dig holes and hope for the best.
>after I trim the bottom of these pines, I'd like to plant native ferns under them.
I'll just have to see what's available, thanks for the suggestions.
>most of the plants in my garden are rare.
>posts p. scolopendrium
you mean A. scolopendrium.
it's rare, most of the plants in my garden are actual wild plants, I don't buy plants frequently.
if you're unfamiliar with what plants are rare in the netherlands refrain from posting.
Phyllitis is a synonym, so try not to shit your pants, buggy.
Maybe you should refrain from posting, since you have no idea what's the status of those plants in the rest of Europe? ;)
I find Asplenium ceterach interesting because it can withstand substantial desiccation and "come back to life"
that's also the only fern I still need for my collection, but it grows on like 2 spots in the entire country and they're both touristic.
> since you have no idea what's the status of those plants in the rest of Europe
what their status is in the rest of europe holds zero relevance or value to the local status.
also that list is pretty outdated, so you'll also want to check: http://www.verspreidingsatlas.nl/planten.
both are pretty interesting either way.
their binomial name is right next to it.
it's native, it's originally introduced though.
when plants start reproducing naturally here they're put on the 'waiting list' for native plants: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_nieuwe_planten_in_Nederland
they're given a few years and it they stick around they'll get on the native plant list.
send me spores if you're able to get some.
I'm trying to get some paperwork done to collect spores/a few plants, but they're hard to get for plants in public areas.
what kind of area do they grow in?
this is where they grow here.
high up the wall?
don't think they're salt-tolerant.