Plant ID forum: Please help ID

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Name: Susan Boyd
Belle Rose, Louisiana
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susanlboyd
Feb 24, 2013 4:03 PM CST
I bought a pot of rain lilies from a plant sale and had this little plant hitch hike in the pot as well. Was a nice surprise but I have no idea what it is. The leaves are flat like an iris but softer/delicate. Please help.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 24, 2013 4:13 PM CST
Hello Susan, Welcome!

It looks like Freesia laxa. There's several cultivars.

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Freesia+laxa
Name: Susan Boyd
Belle Rose, Louisiana
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susanlboyd
Feb 24, 2013 4:18 PM CST
That is exactly it!! Thank you so much JRsbugs!!! Hurray! I agree nodding
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 24, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Freesia laxa 'Sunset Boulevard' looks close ..

http://www.bulbsociety.org/GALLERY_OF_THE_WORLDS_BULBS/GRAPH...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Feb 24, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you. Green Grin!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 24, 2013 7:33 PM CST
Janet, how do you do that?!?! You always have the right answers. So cool!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Feb 25, 2013 4:27 AM CST
Sandi, I don't have to do it. My brain takes me over, sifts through the info stored, then pops it out like a jackpot on a gambling machine! Rolling on the floor laughing

Seriously! I sometimes wake in the middle of the night with the answer to something which I can't recall, or it comes to me on waking. I think I have what is called a photographic memory, if I'm struggling I switch my mind to a picture of whatever it is. That includes pages of type, I once went on a training course for an insurance company where we had new info to learn every day. In the evening, my room mate would ask the questions as she couldn't recall without hearing it. I would answer, if I couldn't quite place the answer in my mind I pictured the page of type which I had read in the day and had 100% recall.

There's a real struggle between me and my brain at times, I won't let it give up! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Either that, or I am psychic! If I'm trying to remember a person's name from way back, I always recall the first letter and sometimes the last. You know, like those clairvoyants who stand on a stage and say "I'm getting an M". If I can't bring up the name, I leave my brain to do the job of sorting through the files unconsciously, usually it pops out like a jackpot win within a day. nodding
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
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Bubbles
Feb 25, 2013 8:41 AM CST
Absolutely fascinating! I'm going to have to have a serious discussion with my lazy brain tonight.
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Mar 12, 2013 6:56 PM CST
Cool... I have this same plant and was thinking about posting pics tonight.

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