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May 25, 2020 1:16 PM CST
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Los Angeles (Zone 10b)
Hi! I've had this plant for about a year maybe...I adopted it from work when cleaning out our offices and since then I've just left it outside and haven't paid any attention to it. It wasn't looking very healthy when I received it, and there were a bunch of dead leaves I just removed from it this morning. Could anyone tell me what kind of plant it is? Is it some type of spider plant? I haven't seen any flowers growing from it.
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May 25, 2020 1:50 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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It looks like some kind of Iris.
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May 25, 2020 2:00 PM CST
Name: Connie
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Possibly Japanese iris. It would probably be happier planted in the ground, especially if it is indeed an iris.
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May 28, 2020 8:59 PM CST
California (Zone 9b)
Dietes vegeta also known as Fortnight Lily. Very tough, will grow almost anywhere. Check out parking lots near you.
May 28, 2020 9:09 PM CST
Name: Joshua
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I would suspect one of the Dietes genus (wild Iris) as well.
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