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Need help to ID an orchid

This is a discussion on Need help to ID an orchid within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have been told that they are an Orchid I can't fine them. Does any ...

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    Default Need help to ID an orchid

    I have been told that they are an Orchid I can't fine them. Does any one know them ?


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    I found these growing wild in Arkansas, road side.

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    Are you sure they are an orchid? they look like a common wildflower that is a weed in my garden.
    Last edited by kiwiorchids; July 10th, 2011 at 05:25 AM. Reason: CEPHALANTHERA is not an orchid found in the Americas.

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    That could well be a weed. Some have 3 to four blossoms on a stock bottom will be the oldest and drop of first.in a straight line all on one side of the stock. No one here has ever seen them. I'm in the hayfields and haven't every seem them. The wild flower sites don't have them. Thay list most weeds if they flower. Ex. milkweed. one type 3 colors.

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    Well you could disect a bloom and if it has a column and no visible stamens or stigma, then thats an orchid. But i still highly doubt it....

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    'Weed' is such a subjective term, meaning something we really don't want in our yards. This is not an orchid, as the flower doesn't seem to follow the typical morphology. It's probably in the Pea family.

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    That was our first thought. But a Lady who raise several different pea family flowers and say it not in the pea family. I found out that they have a bulb about marble size and are encased in a roots system that look like course hair and curle around the bulb in all in one direction.

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    It looks like the wild orchids growing on the Big Island of Hawaii. However, I only see four petals, and it would have to have five plus a column to be an orchid. At least that's what I've always thought! Betty
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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    It looks like the wild orchids growing on the Big Island of Hawaii. However, I only see four petals, and it would have to have five plus a column to ba an orchid. At least that's what I've always thought! Betty
    There are five, one is just hidden under the two lower ones.

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    Then, in that case, it is some kind of orchid...Congratulations! I,too have found orchids in the wild. Fun, isn't it?! Betty :-)

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