Plant ID forum: Is this Peltandra virginica ?

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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
May 22, 2014 6:10 PM CST
It doesn't quite look the same as the one in the database, but it does look similar to pics I found on the web.

Grows on my farm in Central Florida, along the edge of the woods right beside one of my pastures where it is boggy.

I shifted thru the leaves but no bloom unfortunately.


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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
May 22, 2014 6:32 PM CST
If not P. virginica: http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/nod... maybe Peltandra sagittifolia? http://www.fnps.org/plants/pla...
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Name: Robert
East Central Alabama z8
SilkKnoll
Apr 21, 2018 11:48 PM CST
Definitely not P. sagittifolia.

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Don't expect blooms until mid-to-late summer, and then the blooms of P. virginica are inconspicuous.

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Since P. virginica is variable, I think you can easily conclude that is what you have. The leave may simply be young and will elongate with time and maturity.
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Apr 22, 2018 8:51 AM CST
@SilkKnoll, Thank You ! I'll go check the colony this summer for blooms.
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