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Are they Orchids

This is a discussion on Are they Orchids within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; A bunch of these are coming up on my property. Are they Orchids? Thanks....

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    Default Are they Orchids

    A bunch of these are coming up on my property.
    Are they Orchids?
    Thanks.










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    Hmmm... for me looks like some species of Neomarica, a genus related with Iris. Curiously, here in PR Neomarica plants are commonly called in Spanish as 'Lirio Orquidea' (Orchid Lily).


    Anyways... I can be wrong. Good luck with your quest!

    Cheers,
    Jorge Joel...

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    It looks like scabiousa (sp?) to me. I don't think its an orchid.

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    It's quite pretty...I don't think it is an orchid either. It doesn't have the bilateral symmetry that an orchid has. The first thing that came to mind was something like an iris...

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    those are awesome whatever they are!!!

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    me thinks they are a kind of iris too.

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    Where do you live?

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    I definately agree that they are part of the Iris family. They remind of the Tigiridia pavonia (Mexican shellflower) that grew in my garden except the color is off.

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    They are beautiful, but I think I have to go with everyone else & call it an iris. Lucky you to have them pop up uninvited We should all be so lucky

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    Default Hmmmm

    I don't think its scabiosa...bloom is kind of odd for it. I agree, its probably in the Iris family...off all the non-orchid lilies...Irises are my favourite. I agree, it is probably in the Neomaricas. But, whatever they are, they're awesome! Thanks for sharing...I think I've found something else to attempt a container garden with (my irises are doing well on my poarch at the moment).

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