Plant ID forum: Interesting Bloom

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Name: Chris Rain
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas
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csrain
Jan 16, 2016 6:23 PM CST
Found this growing amongst some muhly grass at Hermann Park in Houston, TX. Anyone have any clues?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 16, 2016 7:14 PM CST
I have that sprouting in a container right now too ... can't remember the name but let me go look through my plant list and photos to see if I can find it.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 16, 2016 7:16 PM CST
I think it's Soldier Orchid (Zeuxine strateumatica)
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 16, 2016 7:44 PM CST
Yep, I agree. I agree I had these sprout up for me one year. They tagged along with some plants from our local swap.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Chris Rain
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas
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csrain
Jan 16, 2016 8:10 PM CST
Thanks so much Lin and Greene! Great ID!! Any info either one of you have in keeping them?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jan 16, 2016 8:44 PM CST
I have no clue ... the first time I ever saw them was Jan. 2011 at our old house, one popped up in the yard. Then in Jan 2013 one showed up here at our current home in a flower bed amid some rocks. Dec. 2014 one popped up in a container again and just a few days ago I noticed one sprouting in a container plant. I've read that some consider it a nuisance weed but I haven't found it to be spreading, invasive or a nuisance at all.

http://www.seedeaterinn.com/TOTOS/Pages/Soldier_Orchid.html
http://www.southeastgarden.com/zeuxine.html
http://goorchids.northamericanorchidcenter.org/species/zeuxi...
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