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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Apr 26, 2012 8:58 PM CST

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Ann, What a great find and a great eye.
Evan
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 27, 2012 6:40 AM CST
Thank you Evan! It's growing on our property & now that I found it I wonder how many times I previously missed it. Hilarious!
The property has been mowed every 6 mos. for a few years & prior to that had cows grazing on it so I'm really surprised to find these little gems as well as some other plants.
The HOA requires mowing twice a year for vacant properties. I'm hoping we can get construction started before the next mowing in July --- then I can let the mowing slide & once we're through building they're going to have to fight me about the mowing. It's going to be a wildflower property then. They'll have to take me to court. Nothing in the HOA says we have to mow AFTER we live there! And I'm just going to add more native wildflowers.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 27, 2012 7:31 AM CST
Ann: What a cutie! They are such wonderful little wildflowers! I found a couple growing in the lawn a few year ago but never saw them again and my photo's were lost when my laptop crashed ... which reminds me I need to do a backup since I haven't done it in a couple of months!. I also found the Zeuxine strateumatica, commonly called "Lawn Orchid" and"Soldier Orchid" growing in the lawn awhile back. Such neat little plants ... I should have transplanted them to an area that didn't get mowed!!

I bet your property is going to be absolutely beautiful as a wildflower garden! That's always been my dream ... a property with NO sod/grass/lawn ... only native plants and wildflowers!!



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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 27, 2012 8:30 AM CST
Than you Lin. It's going to be a challenge but....
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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
Apr 27, 2012 8:41 AM CST
I live in a deed restricted community and there are so many rules and regulations ... some I agree with totally, but others ... Grumbling

For many years I wanted to live in a more country setting where I could really do what I want with the property without city/county rules and regulations. It would be wonderful to have a totally native plant/wildflower landscape. I'd still want to have some of my favorite annuals and perennials but I could always have them in containers here and there! Now that I'm "older" I still would like a country setting but I don't like driving much and I'd hate being too far from shopping! Green Grin!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 27, 2012 10:42 AM CST
We got lucky. It's 5.0 mi. & then suddenly boom! you're in the middle of town with the Courthouse, groceries, drug store etc....
I'm not into shopping. I do it when it's a necessity.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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
Apr 28, 2012 8:31 AM CST
Ann: That sounds like my kind of place being able to live in a country setting and yet only five miles from grocery store etc. ... perfect! Lovey dubby
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2012 8:33 AM CST
Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Apr 28, 2012 9:01 AM CST

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I noticed CITES has some restriction on this plant. Are they rare or endangered or something?
Evan
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2012 11:26 AM CST
I think so Evan. I am going to check it out to the fullest. I saw a ref. to something like that when I was looking up the data for it. What is CITES? Can you provide me a link please?

I know that it was extremely difficult to find data on it & precious little did I find so I think it is certainly rare & may well be endangered or protected.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Apr 28, 2012 2:12 PM CST

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This is what I had found.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=2...
and http://www.tropicos.org/Name/23503138
Evan
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2012 5:14 PM CST
Thanks Evan. That helps & I will research further.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 5, 2012 11:34 AM CST
Hey Evan, I found it!!!!!

http://plants.usda.gov/java/threat?txtparm=Spiranthes&catego...
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
May 5, 2012 5:24 PM CST

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Too cool. Thumbs up Thumbs up
Evan

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