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I apologise that my first question is asking for identification!

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Thanks :)

  • They look like fake flowers - are they? – Bamboo Sep 3 '19 at 18:34
  • @Bamboo I honestly don't know - we're trying to find something similar for our wedding cake. If they are fake and without a real-life name I will accept defeat... – Lyall Sep 3 '19 at 18:37
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    Lyall, welcome! Note that identification questions are perfectly acceptable here (although we usually do ids for real plants). I will not mod-close this question as it’s actually answerable, but the community may disagree. – Stephie Sep 3 '19 at 18:58
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    @Stephie Thank you, and thank you for the answer :) – Lyall Sep 3 '19 at 19:02
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These are artificial flowers, sorry. (Or not, if your baker can reproduce them.)

They seem to be modeled based on dogwoods (four whiteish petals with a green tinge, green center), but dogwoods blooms are significantly larger and don’t grow as a vine.

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Most likely dogwood, I believe. It's hard to see the centers.

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  • That does look very close! Thanks! – Lyall Sep 3 '19 at 18:45
  • I wasn't concerned about them being artificial, I just wanted to identify the genera! And there are species of dogwood with smaller blossoms that have narrow branches with curly ends that seem to "vine." – jesse t Sep 3 '19 at 19:19
  • @jesset: often there are no genera on artificial flowers. Often we see mixing characters (Dianthus like, but with 6 or 7 petals are frequent on artificial flowers). You may be more luckly because this flowers have just 4 petals, so not the usual over-adding petals. In any case, it seems well done. – Giacomo Catenazzi Sep 4 '19 at 7:31
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I suspect, from the shape of the leaves and the 4 petalled flowers, and the fact its more of a vine like plant, they've based this on Clematis montana var. grandiflora, info and image here https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/210221/i-clematis-montana-i-var-i-grandiflora-i-(m)/details. Artistic licence will have been used though - there are no stamens in the centre of these fake ones.

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  • Or that. Good catch. – Stephie Sep 3 '19 at 19:29
  • Artistic license also means this is also a bonsai version of the real thing, which will grow 30 feet high given half a chance!. twitter.com/landscapeman/status/1005417294271516674 – alephzero Sep 4 '19 at 12:07
  • yea - but if this was the real plant, this would just be one stem cut from the main plant – Bamboo Sep 4 '19 at 13:53

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