Plant ID forum: Can you help me give it a name?

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Princess
May 24, 2016 7:49 AM CST
I inherited this plant from my aunt years ago and I don't have any idea what it is, I just knew I wanted it. It grows and grows and even blooms I have repoted it so many and given them away and I still have about six of them.I would like to put a name to it. I've been calling it Aunt Ella.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 24, 2016 8:52 AM CST
Hi Princess and welcome to NGA!

Do you by any chance have a picture of the blooms?
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
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XiaoLong
May 24, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Welcome.
It looks like walking iris (Neomarica) leaves. Is it have blue and white flower and new little plant on each flower stalk ?
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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 9:12 AM CST
It reminds me of Walking Iris too; there are a few in our database with photos for comparison:
Walking Iris (Neomarica gracilis)
Yellow Walking Iris (Neomarica longifolia)
Giant Apostles' Iris (Neomarica coerulea)
Walking Iris (Neomarica northiana)
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 24, 2016 10:23 AM CST
I thought I saw a bloom coming out of one of the leaves!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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obliqua
May 24, 2016 11:34 AM CST
Is the flower orange or yellow? Looks like "clivia" leaves.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 2:59 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:I thought I saw a bloom coming out of one of the leaves!

Photo #3 does show what looks to be a bud forming.



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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 3:01 PM CST
obliqua suggested Clivia and you can view photos here for comparison: Clivias (Clivia)
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dyzzypyxxy
May 24, 2016 3:02 PM CST
I thought it was Clivia at first too, but it doesn't bloom like that.

Princess, if you'd wait until that flower opens, and send us another picture, I'm sure we can nail it down for you.

It's pretty nice that you call it Aunt Ella. Big Grin
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 24, 2016 3:04 PM CST
My first thought was Clivia as well until I saw the bud. I've heard of Walking Iris but had never seen one.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 3:08 PM CST
I have the Yellow Walking Iris (Neomarica longifolia) and the bud reminds me a bit of what I see in the second photo Princess posted. For comparison here's a bud photo from my plant:
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New York
Princess
May 24, 2016 4:10 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Hi Princess and welcome to NGA!

Do you by any chance have a picture of the blooms?


They are just about to bloom. I really don't remember what color the the bloom is though.
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New York
Princess
May 24, 2016 4:24 PM CST
plantladylin said:It reminds me of Walking Iris too; there are a few in our database with photos for comparison:
Walking Iris (Neomarica gracilis)
Yellow Walking Iris (Neomarica longifolia)
Giant Apostles' Iris (Neomarica coerulea)
Walking Iris (Neomarica northiana)


Thank you XiaoLong and Plantladylin that's it! I"m so happy to finally know what it is .
New York
Princess
May 24, 2016 4:26 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:I thought I saw a bloom coming out of one of the leaves!


Yes they are Smiling
New York
Princess
May 24, 2016 4:28 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:I thought it was Clivia at first too, but it doesn't bloom like that.

Princess, if you'd wait until that flower opens, and send us another picture, I'm sure we can nail it down for you.

It's pretty nice that you call it Aunt Ella. Big Grin


Thanks dyzzypyxxy.
New York
Princess
May 24, 2016 4:30 PM CST
plantladylin said:I have the Yellow Walking Iris (Neomarica longifolia) and the bud reminds me a bit of what I see in the second photo Princess posted. For comparison here's a bud photo from my plant:
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Yes, that's it.
New York
Princess
May 24, 2016 4:31 PM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up Thank You!

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