Like the Children’s Game: Are These The Same?

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Perhaps you can tell just by placement on the table that these two plants are not the same.  But it goes beyond that.

These are two different  schlumbergeria cultivars. The top one is called ” Scarlet Dancer.” The bottom one is “Dark Marie.”

And there are obvious differences. Despite its name, Dark Marie has more white in its flower. It also has a very subtle fuchsia edge on its petals.

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You can see the distinct fuchsia tinge on its buds ( no, that’s not a reflection from the house plant next to it–it really is fuchsia tinged).

This isn’t true for Scarlet Dancer.  Its buds are just plain red with a hint of fuchsia only at the base. 20171119_114551

Maybe this isn’t so much like the children’s game after all if you learn how to look at flowers and buds.