Monday, May 24, 2010

Tuesday Trivia Tie-in # 13 Tie-less Tuesday

Welcome to Tuesday Trivia Tie-in. Each Tuesday readers are invited to share a blog post about one of their collection and a bit of related trivia.

I will also be joining these parties this week:
Three or More Tuesday
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Random Tuesday

I'd like to invite you all to join, just link up and show off one of your treasures: your pictures, your flowers, your pets, your kids, your parole officer,or anything else that you want to show off, and tell us some interesting information related to it.

This week, surprise! I am not going to post one of my ties. For all of you tie aficionados who tune in every week for their weekly tie fix, I apologize. I will make up for it next week by featuring three ties in one post!

I have been so busy doing gardening stuff that I didn't get a chance to pick out a tie, and research it out and take pictures, so instead I am going to talk about what I HAVE been doing. Gardening.

I went to another plant exchange this weekend I took Oregano, Catnip and Garlic, and traded for a truckload of plants, many of which I have absolutely no idea what they are.

At least the people at this exchange didn't make up things about their plants, they were willing to admit that they didn't know what they were but they liked them.

I had a great time, met some fun people and took the Princess with me.

She watched the ducks in the water,

smelled the pretty plants, and found a mother duck nested down in a flower bed:

So, all in all, it was a success for her, and now I have some more mystery plants that I am hoping someone can identify for me.

I'll number them again, that worked last time and I had quite a bit of help. I got several of my mystery plants identified.







Any help anyone can give me in identifying my mystery plants would be greatly appreciated.

And now here is a bit of plant identification trivia:

A properly identified plant has 11 different levels of classification.
It will be identified by: Class, SubClass, Superorder, Order, Family, Subfamily, Tribe, Genus, Species, Subspecies and Variety.

A name of a plant is a bit different.

Naming of plants takes place at two distinct levels. Common Names are completely unregulated, and this can lead to great confusion and duplication. A good example is the bulbous plant known in England as the Bluebell. In Scotland, its name is Wild Hyacinth and, 'Bluebell' means a completely unrelated plant!
In the rest of Europe, it has a number of other local common names.
Here in the states the plant we know as Wild Hyacinth is actually neither a Bluebell, nor even a Hyacinth. And is not either of the plants mentioned above.

However, the original plant, the English Bluebell, has only one current scientific or Botanical Name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Many plants do not have any common name in general use. Such considerations prompted the development of the present system of scientific names.

The application of scientific names to plants is governed by a single set of rules, accepted and followed throughout the world, and periodically revised and updated. This is the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN). The current edition incorporates amendments agreed at the Saint Louis Botanical Congress in 1999,

More recently, as it became apparent that there were difficulties with cultivated plants' names, a corresponding Code was agreed for them. This is the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, and it governs the naming of cultivars and cultivar-groups. Like the botanical code, this is periodically revised and the current edition dates from 1995.

To be legitimate, all plant names must conform to these two codes.

The branch of science, or more specifically of biology that deals with naming and classifying organisms is Taxonomy. Often in my research, I find it either helpful, or interesting, or both, to research the taxonomy of a plant. It helps me to understand that plant a little more.

Ok, Now it's your turn. Enter your link below. Make sure you link to your post and not just your main blog.

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  1. Looks like you got some more great plants! I can't help you identify them but they are pretty!!! I remember in Biology class studying the identification of wild flowers it was fun.

  2. Hi Troy,
    Great plants. #4 is Coreopsis. Yours is called Pink Coreopsis. You can check them out here:

    Have a great day!

    A View of My Life

  3. I love your gardening posts. Nice pictures of the plants. Of course, I don't know any of them, so don't ask me.
    That was an interesting trivia about plant identification rules, too.