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Gagea ID Please.

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Offline mick

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« on: August 27, 2008, 19:14 PM »
Hi All.

This one was taken on the 14th May at about 2000 meters in the Sierra Nevada in Granada Province. It was growing in a slightly lush depression on a road side.

Anything more specific would be great.

Regards Mick.
MICK RICHARDSON.

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 22:00 PM »
Hi Mick,
according to my Mediterranean wild flowers book the leaf type and position are useful for identification, as the flowers are very similar looking.

On the web I have found these Gagea species mentioned in the Sierra Nevada

Gagea granatellii, G. nevadensis and G. polymorpha.

 
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 01:31 AM »
Hi Mick,

Long time no see (or speak).

I cannot see whether the plants are hairy or not!  Possibility of G. granatelii or perhaps G.fistulosa. both of these tend to be singular flowers and both correspond to the area taken.

Speak soon

Syd(John)

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 16:32 PM »
Hi.

Thanks Sue and John.

Sorry for the delay in getting back in touch been out and about for a while. Will have to have a good look at the photo's and compare them to the names you have given.

Thanks Mick.

Ps: See you one of the days next week Sue.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2008, 16:35 PM by mick »
MICK RICHARDSON.

WILDLIFE GUIDE IN WESTERN GRANADA PROVINCE, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, DRAGONFLIES AND ORCHIDS.

PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THE WE SITE & BLOG WITH MORE PHOTOGRAPHS AT www.granadawildlife.com  or   www.lojawildlife.com