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Old 05-14-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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My sister has this flower growing . It was from her husbands parents homeplace. She asks me what it is but I don't have a clue. Can someone identify this for me please.
[url]http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae260/gimptags/0514170824_zps19x4nmhg.jpg[/url]

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Old 05-14-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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For those who are not seeing the photo. I do know what it is,but my brain is having a senior moment.



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Old 05-14-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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My sister has this flower growing . It was from her husbands parents homeplace. She asks me what it is but I don't have a clue. Can someone identify this for me please.
http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps19x4nmhg.jpg

Thank you for any help
It's a penstemon of some kind. There are several species and many varieties in cultivation. I don't recognize this particular one.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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What about this?
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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My sister has this flower growing . It was from her husbands parents homeplace. She asks me what it is but I don't have a clue. Can someone identify this for me please.
http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps19x4nmhg.jpg

Thank you for any help
Those are Gladiolas.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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What about this?
That's a rose of some kind, or possibly a decorative ground cover blackberry - but judging by the leaves, I think rose is much more likely.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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That's a rose of some kind, or possibly a decorative ground cover blackberry - but judging by the leaves, I think rose is much more likely.
I agree. Wild rose. Possibly Rosa acicularis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_acicularis
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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Those are Gladiolas.
I don't think so. Gladiolus is in the iris family, it has three petals and three showy sepals - for a total of six units in a symmetrical corolla.

https://www.shutterstock.com/search/gladiolus

Penstemons are in the snapdragon family, and have a fused, asymmetrical corolla of five petals.

https://www.shutterstock.com/search/penstemon

OP, do you have a close-up of a flower? That would help.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I don't think so. Gladiolus is in the iris family, it has three petals and three showy sepals - for a total of six units in a symmetrical corolla.

https://www.shutterstock.com/search/gladiolus

Penstemons are in the snapdragon family, and have a fused, asymmetrical corolla of five petals.

https://www.shutterstock.com/search/penstemon

OP, do you have a close-up of a flower? That would help.
I have to disagree. Penstemons have leaves, while a glad. is sword shaped with no leaves per say.

https://www.google.com/search?q=purp...98a3O6lp6n5DM:
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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I have to disagree. Penstemons have leaves, while a glad. is sword shaped with no leaves per say.

https://www.google.com/search?q=purp...98a3O6lp6n5DM:
You're right that most penstemons don't have spear-shaped leaves along the flower stalk. But I have one that does, and it is indisputably a penstemon.

I was looking at the corolla symmetry. Most gladiolus cultivars have radially symmetric corollas - if you "draw" a line that bisects them, both sides will look the same regardless of where you draw that line, just like a circle. Most penstemons are bilaterally symmetric - there is only one place to "draw" a bisecting line so that the corolla looks the same on both sides, which is how a human is.

But the only way to really know is to get a look at the anthers/pistils, and I just can't see them in the OP's photo.
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