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polly dee

10th January 2010, 11:57
Each answer is or contains the name of a flower or plant.
Please help with these :-
10. Adult version of boy's beanie (8)
16. First flower of the bomb sites (6,5)
20. Hedge plant in SW Ireland (7)
36. Much brighter than melon (9)
44. Mother of capers (10)
I would be very grateful for any help. Thanks !!!
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machloop

10th January 2010, 12:27
36. Much brighter than melon (9)
Cantaloupe - damn thats 10 CANTALOOP ?

44. Mother of capers (10)
Capparaceae
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machloop

10th January 2010, 12:28
16. First flower of the bomb sites (6,5)

Ragged Robin ?
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jimc

10th January 2010, 15:06
Hi Polly Dee.

Possibly, for no.16...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Poppy"> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Field_poppy_(Papaver_rhoeas)_in_meadow.jpg" align="" width="180" height="270" alt="Common poppy" border="0" vspace="100" hspace="100">

I think that one reason that the common poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance was that it quickly gets a foothold in disturbed ground, such as bomb sites.

JimC

ajt

10th January 2010, 15:09
But how about London Pride?
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jimc

10th January 2010, 15:23
Could be that also AJT.

JimC





Just experimenting & trying again...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Poppy"> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Field_poppy_%28Papaver_rhoeas%29_in_meadow.jpg/180px-Field_poppy_%28Papaver_rhoeas%29_in_meadow.jpg" align="" width="180" height="270" alt="Common poppy" border="0" vspace="100" hspace="100">

jimc

10th January 2010, 15:54
No.10... Hopefully, a Skullcap such as:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutellaria"> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Scutellaria_alpina1.jpg/180px-Scutellaria_alpina1.jpg" align="" width="180" height="135" alt="skullcap" border="0" vspace="50" hspace="50">

JimC

polly dee

12th January 2010, 14:28
Many thanks for your replies - I must say you are very clever to put pictures in your answers !!!
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john (from arran)

12th January 2010, 15:28
CANTALOUPE is the correct spelling for the melon thing, but CANTALOUP is an acceptable alternative. Google reveals that CANTELOPE is also widely used.
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