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Thread: Does anyone know what this flower is?

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    The flower looks a lot like a hollyhock, but the leaves are wrong. The flower opens during the day from a deep red sepal. I planted the seeds which were thought to be something else....any ideas?
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    Nope. I don't recognize that at all!! But I bet it's pretty when all open. I like the colors in that plant.

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    Pretty but I have never seen one before. Good luck in your search to find out.

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    Looks a member of the hibiscus family which in Jamaica, is known as sorrel. The colourng and shape of the leaves do look familiar. (The sepals are collected and brewed into a drink with same name)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettiptibbs
    Looks a member of the hibiscus family which in Jamaica, is known as sorrel. The colourng and shape of the leaves do look familiar. (The sepals are collected and brewed into a drink with same name)
    I think that is where the seeds came from! A friend gave them to me thinking they were some kind og greens....can't remember the unusual name!

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    I just Googled "Jamaican Sorrel" and got all kinds of pics, including flowers and sepals. Take a look...

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    Yes, I was also looking....that is what it is!! I knew I would get the answer here!! Thanks!

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    I think it is a chocolate bagonia

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    It is beautiful!!! I wish they had them around here. We have this wonderful flower called a dandelion...lol...grows everywhere!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    The flower looks a lot like a hollyhock, but the leaves are wrong. The flower opens during the day from a deep red sepal. I planted the seeds which were thought to be something else....any ideas?
    Wow thats cool! BUT have you seen the movie 'Little Shop of Horrors' Feed Me! Clarnce!! :twisted: :lol:

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    do you have a master gardeners club in your area? they love to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    It is beautiful!!! I wish they had them around here. We have this wonderful flower called a dandelion...lol...grows everywhere!!!!
    I have soursob too! Guaranteed to grow in massive numbers if you are busy quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    It is beautiful!!! I wish they had them around here. We have this wonderful flower called a dandelion...lol...grows everywhere!!!!
    They are such a pretty yellow field...don't know why some have to say we need to get rid of them....like my DH.

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    will see if I can figure it out, remember seeing them when I visited Jamaica

    http://www.cool-kids-jamaica.com/Sorrel-drink.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    It is beautiful!!! I wish they had them around here. We have this wonderful flower called a dandelion...lol...grows everywhere!!!!
    HAHAHA I have some of those precious flowers called dandelions outside in my yard too. Arent they just ugly!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettiptibbs
    Looks a member of the hibiscus family which in Jamaica, is known as sorrel. The colourng and shape of the leaves do look familiar. (The sepals are collected and brewed into a drink with same name)
    Yep..that looks like what it is. I love the drink brewed from these. It is called Jamaica (J pronounced as H) I have the recipe to make this drink if you would like to have it.

    Just tonight on Chopped they had to use this flower to cook with!

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    The leaves look like a begonia. Very pretty

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    I used to make the drink when I lived in Grenada. They drink it at Christmas and I think you can put some rum into it.

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