Plant ID forum: Orchid in Texas?

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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Marylyn
Jun 19, 2016 8:16 PM CST
A friend found this growing in their field in central Texas. Is it an orchid?


Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Marylyn
Jun 19, 2016 9:20 PM CST
Wait... is it an alstroemeria? Never mind... I knew that! *Blush*
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jun 19, 2016 9:36 PM CST
Its not an orchid. The flower looks like a member of Iris family.

Edit: Alophia maybe ?
[Last edited by XiaoLong - Jun 19, 2016 9:41 PM (+)]
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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Marylyn
Jun 19, 2016 9:49 PM CST
Alophia drummondii, aka propeller flower! I was on the wrong track altogether. Thank you, XiaoLong!!!!
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 19, 2016 9:52 PM CST
Its an easy mistake. You don't know how many people have dragged their iris to the orchid society meeting for identification.
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jun 19, 2016 9:54 PM CST
You are welcome Smiling
Thats a nice dark purple specimen.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jun 20, 2016 1:22 PM CST
Here is a link about Alophia, http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ALDR2
it sure is beautiful Smiling
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