Show me your state flower

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2012/04/14 16:40:20 (permalink)

Show me your state flower

California poppies are in bloom!
 

 
Took this picture a little late in the day (2003) after the flowers started to close for the night. 
 
What kind of bird is that?
post edited by mar52 - 2012/04/17 17:10:50
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    DawnT
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/14 18:58:51 (permalink)
    I spent almost 2 years living in TN back in the 90's. The state flower back then apparently was satellite dishes. Those big, mesh black ones they used back then that moved around, not these little ones like Dish Network or DirectTV.
     
    That bird looks like our sparrows. 
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/14 20:20:43 (permalink)
    Ours won't be out for a while yet...we're still trying to save the buds from the WAY early spring that went back to seasonal freezing. Apple blossoms are our state flower, by the way.
     
    I was thinking your bird was maybe a nuthatch.
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/14 21:15:26 (permalink)
    The Ohio state flower is the scarlet carnation.  I have never seen one anywhere.  On the other hand, the Alaska state flower is the Alpine Forget-me-not which can be found  all over the state except the Arctic Tundra.  Especially beautiful in Denali Park. 
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/14 22:31:53 (permalink)
    For anyone who needs to find it, this website gives pictures of all the state flowers:
    http://www.50states.com/flower/
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/15 02:52:45 (permalink)
    mar52

    California poppies are in bloom!



    Took this picture a little late in the day (2003) after the flowers started to close for the night. 

    What kind of bird is that?

    It's a Poppycock!!!
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/15 03:05:31 (permalink)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saguaro_cactus_blossoms.jpg
    The Saguaro Cactus Blossom of Arizona.
    The best place to see them is in Saguaro National Park outside Tucson between May & June. 
    http://www.saguaro.national-park.com/
    post edited by Foodbme - 2012/04/15 03:28:54
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/15 14:21:53 (permalink)
    @ Foodbme
     
      Driving I10 from Los Angeles to Texas I found it amazing how as soon as I entered Arizona I began to see Saguaros and when I entered New Mexico there wasn't one to be found. 
     
    I love them.
    post edited by mar52 - 2012/04/15 15:22:27
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/15 14:52:00 (permalink)

     
    The Ohio state flower: Scarlet Carnation
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/15 14:56:36 (permalink)
    Connecticut and Pennsylvania state flower: Mountain Laurel
     

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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/15 15:02:13 (permalink)
    West Virginia State Flower: Rhododendren
     

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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/15 15:05:32 (permalink)
    Alaska state Flower: Alpine Forget-Me-Not
     

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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/15 23:39:04 (permalink)
    Note to everyone....   the bird in the picture is a meadow lark. We have them around here, see them all the time and most important, hear their unique call.
     
    http://www.allaboutbirds..../western_meadowlark/id
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 00:42:07 (permalink)
    mar52

    @ Foodbme

    Driving I10 from Los Angeles to Texas I found it amazing how as soon as I entered Arizona I began to see Saguaros and when I entered New Mexico there wasn't one to be found. 

    I love them.

    Saguaros only  grow in the Sonoran Desert.
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 00:57:39 (permalink)
    What kind are those people looking cacti I saw?
     
    I also like the Ocatillo I see in Palm Springs.
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 01:00:09 (permalink)
     
    kland01s 

    Note to everyone....   the bird in the picture is a meadow lark. We have them around here, see them all the time and most important, hear their unique call.

    http://www.allaboutbirds..../western_meadowlark/id

     
    Thanks for the link.  It doesn't look like a meadowlark.  Not the right color and doesn't have that V marking on the chest.  It's more like a ring neck marking.
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 08:21:06 (permalink)
    mar52

    California poppies are in bloom!



    Took this picture a little late in the day (2003) after the flowers started to close for the night. 

    What kind of bird is that?


    Looks like a killdeer to me.
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 08:22:57 (permalink)
    I'm learning something here.  I thought the California State Flower was the bloom of Cannibus Sativa, a.k.a. "Bud".
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 08:55:54 (permalink)
    Mississippi's is the flower of the Southern Magnolia  (magnolia grandiflora).  Probably the largest and best smelling.

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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 13:35:00 (permalink)
    Ahhh, the killdeer.  No.  I finally know killdeers and their distinctive sound.
     
    This bird was more the size of a sparrow although it shares the neck marking with the killdeer.
     
    I love all the flowers.
     
    I've heard of the Forget-Me-Not, but didn't know they were really a flower.
     
     
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 14:29:37 (permalink)
    Mar, I believe your mystery bird is a horned lark.
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 21:43:41 (permalink)
    Brad, that looks the closest yet.  (Black tail missing)
     
    Bill... did you move to Kansas?
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/16 22:09:47 (permalink)
    I'll always be a Jayhawker. Besides, the Oregon Grape isn't
    picture friendly. We have so many nice flowers here, I'm not sure how they arrived at that decision.
     
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/17 12:58:21 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    Looks like a killdeer to me.

     
    You are correct Mr Hoffman, I know what killdeers looks like too because we have them all over too but I certainly knew that the bird was NOT a nuthatch as someone above suggested! Most killdeers I see here are along the edge of a road or flat area and never in amongst flowers. That's what threw me off, I see meadowlark in amongst the grasses and flowers  like that but never killdeer.
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/17 17:07:30 (permalink)
    Hmmm,  must have had too many views.  I'll rehost the pic on photobucket
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    Re:Show me your state flower 2012/04/17 18:10:35 (permalink)
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    @ Foodbme
    Driving I10 from Los Angeles to Texas I found it amazing how as soon as I entered Arizona I began to see Saguaros and when I entered New Mexico there wasn't one to be found. 
    I love them.

    Saguaros only  grow in the Sonoran Desert.

    And only certain sections of the Sonoran Desert!
    EVERYTHING you want to know about Saguaro Cacti!
    http://www.nps.gov/sagu/planyourvisit/upload/the%20saguaro%20cactus.pdf
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