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YONG



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MHajduk wrote:
I had wondered last evening what kind of etymology stands behind the Latin genus name Tragopogon and I understood it thanks to a kind of a sudden enlightenment: those who remember lectures of their mother languages at school most probably had a chance to get to know something about history of the classical Greek and Latin literature and should also recall the etymology of the word "tragedy" which derived from the words "tragos" ("a goat" in English) and "oide" ("a song"). Hence, by similarity, splitting the proper name "tragopogon" into the words "tragos" ("a goat") and "pogon" ("a beard") leads us to the right way of understanding the genus name of the aforementioned plant.
Wow, you are so knowledgeable. You must be a linguist!

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MHajduk



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Two hoverflies sitting on the meadow salsify flower head. In the background we can see leaves of Solidago canadensis (Canadian goldenrod.)

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MHajduk



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Cichorium intybus, known by the name Common chicory.

A general view.

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A closeup view of the flower head.

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MHajduk



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Anagallis arvensis, known by the common name "scarlet pimpernel".

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A closeup of the flower.

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bitRAKE



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What sources do you use to identify plants? With picture recognition being what it is today, a good phone app would be to catalog / geo-locate species by photograph.
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YONG



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Common chicory is very eye-catching. Its colors are so pleasing.

Very nice photos.

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bitRAKE wrote:
What sources do you use to identify plants? With picture recognition being what it is today, a good phone app would be to catalog / geo-locate species by photograph.

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MHajduk



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bitRAKE wrote:
What sources do you use to identify plants?
The knowledge about the names of numerous plant species is not something you can born with, there a teacher and / or some good herbaria, albums and handbooks are needed. In this particular case my mother is my guide in the domain of plants. She is a certified agronomist engineer. By the way, literally all of the photos presented here have been taken no more than 40 meters from my house, in my garden, so I can observe plants and insects on a daily basis. At first I determine the Polish name of the photographed plant. In the next step I check in the handbooks its Latin botanical name. For the English counterpart I read mostly pages in Wikipedia (sometimes, in difficult or doubtful cases, there is a need to dig deeper in other Internet resources). But I have never used image recognition for that.
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With picture recognition being what it is today, a good phone app would be to catalog / geo-locate species by photograph.
I'm not especially convinced that this kind of application would work. The flowers are not the sole plant parts that should be taken into consideration. We also look at the leaves, stem, root and the surrounding area to identify the given plant properly, with the highest possible degree of certainty. And even then we are not 100% sure. Besides, image recognition probably wouldn't work properly with plants photographed from various angles. Maybe if we had a plants DNA database and could make tests in situ then the situation would be a lot better.
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MHajduk wrote:
bitRAKE wrote:
With picture recognition being what it is today, a good phone app would be to catalog / geo-locate species by photograph.
I'm not especially convinced that this kind of application would work.
The app could work by giving the photographer a selection of possibilities, and advise further. 100% certainty would not be a requirement - it would just be a tool to aid further research for the novice/student. A rather powerful tool, imho. DNA confirmation could always be added later when the technology is prevalent.

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MHajduk



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Cirsium arvense, known by the common English name "creeping thistle".

A closeup shot of the flower head.

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A closeup view presenting a bee, a wasp and a beetle sitting on the flowers.

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Zephyr sitting on the roof.

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Yucca filamentosa, known by the English names "Adam's needle" and "common yucca".

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A closeup view of the flowers at sunset.

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Rudbeckias in the evening.

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A closeup shot of the inflorescence of a phlox.

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YONG



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The closeup shot of creeping thistle is very eye-catching. Nice photos.

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Zephyr sitting on the roof.


Just seems like such a fitting name for some reason. On yeah, nice shot.
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Tagetes patula, known by the English name "French marigold".

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YONG



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The petals of French marigold have two different colors for the upper and lower surfaces, which gives the flower a classy feel. Nice photo.

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Two hoverflies on the umbel of a common onion (Allium cepa).

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A closeup shot of a hoverfly sitting on the umbel of a common onion (Allium cepa).

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