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Not Exactly Orchids

This is a discussion on Not Exactly Orchids within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Well they are very pretty and growing all over my bedding areas outside. I haven't ...

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    Well they are very pretty and growing all over my bedding areas outside. I haven't a clue as to their ID....yes, some kind of wildflower but anyone hazard a guess as to what they are??????








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    They both look like they belong in the order Liliales.

    The first one looks like it has three long stamens and three short stamens which could be a distinguishing feature. I think it is a Erythronium, maybe Erythronium americanum

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    The first one is a trout lily -- as Fren ID'ed Erythronium americanum

    The second looks like it might be Scilla sibirica

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    The Scilla sibirica is so beautiful! BRAVO!! I it. I am a nut for blue flowers.

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    ...doh I was wrong with the Scilla being in Liliales. I searched Scilla and it is in Asparagales, the same order as Orchidaceae
    ....plant systematic exam this thursday (incuding identification of unknowns!)...all I can think about are plant families and orders

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    Beautiful markings on the erythronium leaves.

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