Wildflowers forum: Can you ID this flower/plant?

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TobyTrail
May 15, 2016 9:56 PM CST
This pic was taken in the Sierra foothills in Northern California May 15, 2016.


Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
May 16, 2016 6:52 AM CST

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It is beautiful and it reminds me of Larkspur, but I really don't know what it is, I hope someone can tell us. Smiling Smiling
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Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
May 16, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Ghost plant?
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TobyTrail
May 16, 2016 11:28 AM CST
Every pic of ghost plants that I've been able to find doesn't have clusters of flowers on it. This plant is completely white from the ground up. The only other color is a yellow spot in the flower itself. Curious though.
Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
May 16, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Toby - you're right about the flowers being different. Looks like ghost plant or Indian pipe has a single flower on each stem and the flower shape sure is different.
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
May 16, 2016 1:15 PM CST
Wow, yea what is this please!
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Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
May 16, 2016 1:19 PM CST
Wow, yea what is this please!

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
May 17, 2016 8:15 PM CST
It's an Orchid I think. Phantom Orchid (Cephalanthera austiniae)
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
May 19, 2016 10:55 AM CST

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So pretty! and what a nice name, Phantom Orchid. Looking at more pics, I think HamiltonSquare got it right! Hurray! Thumbs up
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TobyTrail
May 29, 2016 11:17 PM CST
Yes! Thank you Hamilton Square! I might never see one again. It was a sight!
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jmorth
May 29, 2016 11:21 PM CST
You could put your pic in the data base (Hamilton Square's link above). What a flower!
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 7, 2016 7:14 AM CST

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I went ahead and proposed this image to the database. Smiling
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