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)
Walking Iris (Neomarica caerulea)
Walking Iris (Neomarica northiana)
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Name: Anne
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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!
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obliqua
May 24, 2016 11:34 AM CST
Is the flower orange or yellow? Looks like "clivia" leaves.
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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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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 3:01 PM CST
obliqua suggested Clivia and you can view photos here for comparison: Kaffir Lilies (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
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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.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Bookworm Keeper of Koi Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants
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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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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)
Walking Iris (Neomarica caerulea)
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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