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unidentified orchid ground orchid id help plz

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    Default unidentified orchid ground orchid id help plz

    I got this from a friend about a month ago, he said it was a ground orchid but that's all the info he knew. Has anyone here seen or has this one? I am a bit sceptical that it is an orchid but I'm hoping cause I like the ground chids that I have so far.
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    First bloom since I got it,
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    ...and it came with several kekis. Circled below is where they came from, the little grassy bits in the pot are the babies.
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    Hard to see but it does not seem to have a column with an anther cap covering the polina. It does not have a lip, if it is not a peloric varite.

    I would say that it is not an orchid.

    Do you have a closeup on the flower from the side?

    /M

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    Looks like an African Iris. If it is a ground orchid it is severly peloric.

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    I would agree with Cjcorner, I've had iris that grow that way, although the flower was somewhat different.

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    sorry to disappoint..its one of the hardiest most versatile plants i know....an iris...full sun...deep shade....poor soil.....dry...wet wateva...it grows like it loves life...forms lovely clumps...easily propogated

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    Will have to get a side pic tomorrow, we're in for a bit of wet weather so it was overcast today, the pics didn't come out so great. I figured that it wasn't quite right but it's nice all the same. Thanks for the responses everyone.

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    I think that flower is actually an iris. ??

    Cheers,
    BD

    Edit: oh, I see others think so tooo!

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    I think it's a iris???

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    I also have this plant and was wondering what it was myself . I have a closer pic , it's not a side view however .
    If it's an African iris that's cool too , can't all be orchids can they .

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    They are really nice plants and are apparently easy to grow into nice impressive clumps!
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