Plant ID forum: Anyone know what plant these blooms are from?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2016 6:56 PM CST
They look a bit familiar but for the life of me I can't figure out what plant they come from. We've been in this house almost 3 months and day before yesterday and yesterday I found a single flower laying in the lawn. This morning there were six flowers scattered in a small area of the lawn. I've walked our entire property and can't find anything like this in bloom so I'm assuming they were blown from a neighboring property or some critter carried them in, but probably the wind blew them from somewhere. I'm hoping someone recognizes this bloom from these awful photos. I was in a hurry to get somewhere when I took these but tomorrow if there are more flowers laying in the yard I will try to get better pictures. Blooms are about the size of a quarter or a tiny bit larger. When found, they were all closed as shown in the first photo; I opened the others for the pictures.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jul 25, 2016 7:07 PM CST
They look very Magnolia like, but I don't know of any magnolias with blooms that small.
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Jul 25, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Any citrus trees in the area? Kinda late for blooming citrus, but the blooms remind me vaguely of citrus flowers.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jul 25, 2016 7:25 PM CST

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Any yuccas nearby?
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Jul 25, 2016 7:29 PM CST
I agree ...or that!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 25, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Lin, do they have any fragrance?
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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
Jul 26, 2016 9:05 AM CST
KentPfeiffer said:Any yuccas nearby?

Yes ... and I should have looked up because the blooms are coming from the plants on the side of the house where I found them in the lawn. Rolling on the floor laughing


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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
Jul 26, 2016 9:28 AM CST
Thanks Kent for the ID! I'm really D'Oh! for not noticing these trees blooming but they are really tall, rising way above the second story of the house. I was looking at shrubs all around the property for white flowers, never thought to look way up. It's been raining (thankfully) and the humidity kept fogging my camera lens but I got a couple of pic's.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 26, 2016 9:51 AM CST
nice tree Lin wish it grew here in zone 7b
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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
Jul 26, 2016 10:01 AM CST
@ediblelandscapingsc Daniel, the Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa) will grow in your area ... they are apparently hardy even to zone 4 according to the database! Only thing about that one is the dagger like pointed ends. Ouch! They are really dangerous! A couple apparently grow in S.C. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Yucca_in_South_C...
Curve Leaf Yucca (Yucca gloriosa)
Spanish Bayonet (Yucca aloifolia)

The common name "Spanish Bayonet" fits perfectly .... oooh, those sharp points! Back in 1975 we dug out tons of low growing Y. filamentosa from our yard because of those dangerous pointed tips.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 26, 2016 10:04 AM CST
I have about 50 Adam's Needle yucca plants, hoping to acquire soap tree yucca and color guard yucca before long also.
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