Plant ID forum: Help :) what is this flower?

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Qans
Sep 24, 2016 7:43 PM CST
i can't seem to figure out what this flower is... It would be a great thanks if someone would help me :)
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Sep 24, 2016 9:23 PM CST
Think its: Eustoma grandiflorum
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bonitin
Sep 25, 2016 1:00 AM CST
I agree
Only that Eustoma grandiflorum is a synonym of Eustoma exaltatum subsp. russellianum
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sooby
Sep 25, 2016 6:23 AM CST
I agree and Welcome! Qans. It's often used in floral bouquets, maybe that's where this individual flower came from. Many still call it by its old name Lisianthus.

Edited to add, on checking it seems Lisianthus was not an old superceded botanical name for it but somehow became the common name.
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Name: Lioba
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Lioba
Sep 25, 2016 8:06 AM CST
I had them in my wedding bouquet after I grew them and saw how beautiful they were. Purple being my favorite color.

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