draagonfly
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Please help me identify this flower

Hello Gardeners :)

I'm not a gardener myself, I'm a Reiki practitioner, and I recently ordered business cards with a flower on them. I was told by another Reiki Master it's important to find out what the flower is as it has meaning energetically but I haven't been able to locate a picture using Google of the same type of flower. I'm hoping y'all can help. The flower is:

[img]https://sharethewayonline.com/images/bakimage2.png[/img]

Sorry for the words overlapping the flower, but this is actually the image that's on my website.

Thank you in advance for your answer!

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I'm pretty sure that's a Magnolia flower. Hmm... looks like I'm getting the closest hits under "lily magnolia" or "red magnolia". When you find out, could you post the meaning of this flower? :D

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I agree with Applestar ... it's a magnolia blossom. Here is a photo of a magnolia blossom:

[img]https://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh27/Kisal_photos/ArchMagnoliaBlossom.jpg[/img]
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The points on the petals of the "business card flower" don't seem to correspond to the rounded petals on the magnolia.

I was thinking perhaps a cymbidium (a type of orchid).

Maybe the business-card printer can tell you where the image came from?

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Kisal
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Hmmm ....

These are cymbidiums. The centers look quite different to me. I also wasn't able to find one the had petals that were white or light pink inside and a darker pink outside. (My lack of success at that search doesn't mean there isn't such a flower, of course. :lol: )

[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Cymbidium_orchids1.jpg[/img]
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For the color of red (and one of these days I'll figure out those short urls...), here's a nice shot:

https://www.416-florist.com/bmz_cache/6/62bb02c5479c0d63e84a21bfadbe1640.image.300x407.jpg

I have several pots of cymbidiums (although none red, just the usual creams) here, and the petal shape jumped out at me.

But the stamen / throat difference *is* pronounced, I agree. Maybe the business-card printer can furnish some information....

Cynthia

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I am going to have to agree with AS and Kisal. It's a magnolia. Magnolia soulangiana, or Japanese Magnolia to be specific.

[img]https://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae280/tru2pru/54.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae280/tru2pru/wrap-around-small-file-bbbb-japanes.jpg[/img]

Hope this helps :D
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Excellent photo! :D Thank you thank you thank you.

Cynthia

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I thought magnolia at first glance too.
Magnolias are said to represent nobility, perserverance and a love of nature, which I think is very apt for someone on the reiki path!

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Thank you all for your help! I agree the middle part of the flower definitely looks like a magnolia but I can't find any other pictures of magnolias where I can honestly say the petal shape matches. Very strange. But I'd have to agree with y'all.

A Google search reveals what syntheticbutterfly said:
Magnolias are said to represent nobility, perserverance and a love of nature.

However, when I hear from my Reiki teacher what she knows about the meaning I'll post that too. :)

Thank you again!

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