Sounds like your #1 could be Tropaeolum majus. Check it at
Wim de WInter
Matthew Moore wrote:
> Dear everyone,
> Yes, this is Matthew Moore again. The same person who sent "High
> School Assignment." Thank you all very much for your help. However,
> since you have been so helpful, I've come once more. Don't worry, this
> should only take less than five minutes of your time.
> I've looked around at garden books and field books, flower books,
> and the like. However, I couldn't find the name of these two types of
> flowers. Could you please send their names ASAP to matmoore at jps.net ?
> Thank you sooooo much!
> Flower #1:
>> Is mainly orange (some yellow)
>> Sepals (yellow) are fusedtogether extending back and form a "pocket"
>> 5-6 Orange Petals. Two above are normal. Three below have grown a
> brush like surface for insects to rub against when entering the pocket
>> Stamen and Pistil are within the pocket
>> The leaves of the plant are octagonal (in the shape of a ploygon
> with 8 sides). - I think this is what gives it away (well, I hope!)
> Flower #2
>> Five white, smooth on the edges petals
>> Corolla (all the petals combined) form almost a flat surface
>> On each petal, there are insect guidelines. It is in the form of a
> maroon rectangle or square. Thes guidlines touch the center of the
>> The sepals are very small, and green
>> Stamen and pistil are in the center of the petals. Maybe 30-50
> stamen, all very tiny (like short hairs)
>> Leaves are arranged in twos down the stem. Each pair of leaves down
> the stem has an opposite orientation. See below:
> -- o --
> | top view
> | = leaves on the first layer
> -- = leaves on the layer further down
> the stem
>> Well, if anyone could and would help I would greatly appretiate it...
> Like before, send it to matmoore at jps.net, and also thanks again to you