Where is the BLUE Blossom ?

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« on: 11/04/2007 18:14:38 »
Dearest peeps,

This is Pink Blossom:


Do ewe notice how non-blue it is ?


This is White Blossom:



Do ewe notice how it is also without a hue of blue ?




Why is there no blue blossom ?....or is ot just the part of the world that I live in ?...but there seems to be just the two types !!..the pink ..the white !!..
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« Reply #1 on: 11/04/2007 18:19:33 »
what about these







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« Reply #2 on: 11/04/2007 18:26:23 »
not blossom, but a "blue" daisy



that's Chelsea Blue

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« Reply #3 on: 11/04/2007 18:38:29 »
^ Ugh, I hate Chelsea. [:P]
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« Reply #4 on: 11/04/2007 18:40:14 »
Something I heard recently is that the reds and yellows are for attracting birds and mammals, who have good vision in that area, but generally poor vision in the blue spectrum (humans are one of the exception is being able to cover greens and blues relatively well).

The blue and white flowers are generally to attract insects who generally have better vision in the blue, and even into the ultra violet (many of the white blossoms generally are strongly visible in the ultra violet).

So the colour depends on what animal the plant wants to attract as a pollinator.

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« Reply #5 on: 11/04/2007 18:48:06 »
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« Reply #6 on: 11/04/2007 18:50:18 »
Ok...there is Blue blossom !!...I just don't seem to see that much of it !!...perhaps I'm blue-colour-blind !!...

hmmm...I can see the blue of this forum though !!
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« Reply #7 on: 11/04/2007 18:51:16 »
Something I heard recently is that the reds and yellows are for attracting birds and mammals, who have good vision in that area, but generally poor vision in the blue spectrum (humans are one of the exception is being able to cover greens and blues relatively well).

The blue and white flowers are generally to attract insects who generally have better vision in the blue, and even into the ultra violet (many of the white blossoms generally are strongly visible in the ultra violet).

So the colour depends on what animal the plant wants to attract as a pollinator.

It's nice to see the  ' quote ' thing working !!..

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« Reply #8 on: 11/04/2007 18:52:02 »
Hang on !!...what about a tree filled with blue blossom like the ones in my piccys ?...rather than a bush type thing ?
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« Reply #9 on: 12/04/2007 06:16:13 »
I have never seen a blue blossoming tree except for a lilac tree! Looks much like pauls blue blossoms on the first one!

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« Reply #10 on: 12/04/2007 06:18:50 »
Pretty blue corn flowers Bell flowers (blue) and Blue bells! Those are flowers although. The only tree I can think of id a lilack and it may be classified as a bush not a tree.. I am not sure, although mine looks like a tree!Not blooming yet though!

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« Reply #11 on: 12/04/2007 19:55:17 »
Hang on !!...what about a tree filled with blue blossom like the ones in my piccys ?...rather than a bush type thing ?

Just for you!  A blue flowering tree.  This is the Blue Jacaranda.



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« Reply #12 on: 12/04/2007 22:10:48 »
And one more.  This one is a Crape Myrtle.





Ok - its more purple than blue but it's close.
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« Reply #13 on: 12/04/2007 22:15:47 »
Honestly Carolyn, both of your pictures look purple to me [:P] [:o]
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« Reply #14 on: 12/04/2007 22:18:36 »
Shhhh.  I'm hoping Neil won't notice. [:)]

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« Reply #15 on: 12/04/2007 22:32:09 »
Lol, as Neil has a mental age of 8.5 (according to him..), I'm sure he gets his purples and blues mixed up! [:)]
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« Reply #16 on: 13/04/2007 00:10:59 »
And one more.  This one is a Crape Myrtle.






Ok - its more purple than blue but it's close.



There's something not quite right with this BLUE tree....me just can't put my finger on it yet !!...Hmmmm !!!
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« Reply #17 on: 13/04/2007 00:12:29 »
Lol, as Neil has a mental age of 8.5 (according to him..), I'm sure he gets his purples and blues mixed up! [:)]

LOL......They are kind of close aren't they  ?...check out any local rainbow and blue is right there next to...erhmm...Indigo !..hmmm!!
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« Reply #18 on: 13/04/2007 00:13:23 »
Lol. Neil, have you seen my signature? [:D]
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« Reply #19 on: 13/04/2007 00:14:39 »
Lol. Neil, have you seen my signature? [:D]

LOL..yes I have !!!...norty norty...smak smak your bot bot !!..LOL

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« Reply #20 on: 13/04/2007 00:16:49 »
Lol. Neil, have you seen my signature? [:D]

LOL..yes I have !!!...norty norty...smak smak your bot bot !!..LOL

*sheepy bunts seanys head and licks his nose too*....oy !!..you could have todl me ewe had a runny nose !!  [;D] [;)]

Lol.. I didn't tell you because I thought you liked runny noses. They taste.. You tell me? [:D]
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« Reply #21 on: 13/04/2007 04:53:19 »
Carolyn those are pretty beautiful trees!

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« Reply #22 on: 27/04/2007 06:37:14 »
Crepe Myrtles are my favourites....we have some that bloom purple, pink, magenta, and white...gorgeous! 
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« Reply #23 on: 27/04/2007 23:00:22 »
Me thinks Neils got himself a new camera :-)

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« Reply #24 on: 28/04/2007 04:09:57 »
Grape Hyancith are a real blue, but they are not trees.

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« Reply #25 on: 01/05/2007 04:09:38 »


The National Flower of Texas !

A member of species of Lupinus
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« Reply #26 on: 01/05/2007 05:59:46 »
I have those lovely little lupins in me yard! I love them.

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« Reply #27 on: 01/05/2007 21:56:59 »


The National Flower of Texas !

A member of species of Lupinus




They're Indigo !! [;)]
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« Reply #28 on: 02/05/2007 01:52:36 »
LOL nothing is really Blue..LOL

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« Reply #29 on: 31/07/2007 12:43:01 »
Here's another! (hydrangea nikko blue)

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« Reply #30 on: 31/07/2007 13:52:16 »
Here's another! (hydrangea nikko blue)




You spray painted it !!

*le sigh*....Ok.....there is blue blossom......but it seems I have to travel a fair way if I want to see  it !!

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« Reply #31 on: 31/07/2007 14:01:02 »
Hydrangeas are dead common in the UK too! I'm sure any garden centre will have a few.

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« Reply #32 on: 31/07/2007 14:06:30 »
Hydrangeas are dead common in the UK too! I'm sure any garden centre will have a few.

You're welcome MR NeilEp

Then it's true...I am ' Blue-Blind '

.....however.....have you ever seen a tree blossoming blue blossoming blossom ?...here in the UK ?
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« Reply #33 on: 31/07/2007 14:16:44 »
The Lilac can be blue(ish) (Syringa vulgaris "Wedgewood blue" for example), but you're right, there are very few trees. This is I think is not only because of the different methods of naural pollination, but also to do with customer demand. Hybrids are made of many flowers, especially roses for their scent or colours, but as trees take rather longer to mature, the flower colour is less in demand.