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Flower Identification help

Post by chumley » Jul 01 2012 9:54 pm

7000 feet, streamside blue flower. Anybody got a clue?

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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by paulhubbard » Jul 02 2012 5:37 am

Can't help with the ID, but where is that? Looks beautiful!
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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by big_load » Jul 02 2012 6:54 am

I'll have a look tonight. I've seen it; now I just have to remember where.

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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by chumley » Jul 02 2012 7:43 am

@Paul, I'll post a triplog eventually.

@big_load, I've scoured several websites for identifying flowers, and have yet to find something that matches it. Especially those leaves! Wondering if perhaps I should be looking for flowers native to Colorado or somewhere that isn't Arizona!
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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by big_load » Jul 02 2012 8:19 am

At 7 kfeet, it's worth looking at CO. That flower is reasonably common somewhere, but exactly where hasn't hit me yet.

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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by rwstorm » Jul 02 2012 8:30 am

Found it. Monkshood (Aconitum sp)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aconitum
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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by chumley » Jul 02 2012 8:57 am

:thanx: I knew somebody here would know!

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Edit: apparently an Arizona Monkshood! Who knew!?
Family Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Genus Aconitum L. – monkshood P
Species Aconitum infectum Greene – Arizona monkshood
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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by chumley » Jul 02 2012 9:05 am

:o Holy crap! That plant is deadly poisonous!

From Wiki:
Poisoning may also occur following picking the leaves without wearing gloves; the aconitine toxin is absorbed easily through the skin. In this event, there will be no gastrointestinal effects. Tingling will start at the point of absorption and extend up the arm to the shoulder, after which the heart will start to be affected.
Marked symptoms may appear almost immediately, usually not later than one hour, and "with large doses death is almost instantaneous." Death usually occurs within 2 to 6 hours in fatal poisoning (20 to 40 mL of tincture may prove fatal).[14] The initial signs are gastrointestinal including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There is followed by a sensation of burning, tingling, and numbness in the mouth and face, and of burning in the abdomen. In severe poisonings pronounced motor weakness occurs and cutaneous sensations of tingling and numbness spread to the limbs. Cardiovascular features include hypotension, sinusbradycardia, and ventricular arrhythmias. Other features may include sweating, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, headache, and confusion. The main causes of death are ventricular arrhythmias and asystole, paralysis of the heart or of the respiratory center.[14][15] The only post-mortem signs are those of asphyxia.
Doesn't seem to be bothering that mosquito or the worm on the stem...
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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by big_load » Jul 02 2012 9:43 am

Yes, that looks right. I think I've seen different varieties, mainly in the Appalachians.

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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by outdoor_lover » Jul 02 2012 10:06 am

chumley wrote:That plant is deadly poisonous
I guess it's another reason to tiptoe through the Tulips. If the Fauna doesn't get you, the flora will.... :o
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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 28 2014 8:05 am

I got some of these, would like help with the rest, thanks!
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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by New2hyk » Aug 28 2014 8:56 pm

The white flowers are cosmos and last two are blanket flower.

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Re: Flower Identification help

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 28 2014 9:04 pm

New2hyk wrote:The white flowers are cosmos and last two are blanket flower.
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