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Jun 19, 2016 8:16 PM CST
|A friend found this growing in their field in central Texas. Is it an orchid? |
Jun 19, 2016 9:20 PM CST
|Wait... is it an alstroemeria? Never mind... I knew that!|
Jun 19, 2016 9:36 PM CST
|Its not an orchid. The flower looks like a member of Iris family. |
Edit: Alophia maybe ?
Jun 19, 2016 9:49 PM CST
|Alophia drummondii, aka propeller flower! I was on the wrong track altogether. Thank you, XiaoLong!!!!|
Jun 19, 2016 9:52 PM CST
|Its an easy mistake. You don't know how many people have dragged their iris to the orchid society meeting for identification. |
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Jun 19, 2016 9:54 PM CST
|You are welcome |
Thats a nice dark purple specimen.
Jun 20, 2016 1:22 PM CST
|Here is a link about Alophia, http://www.wildflower.org/plan...|
it sure is beautiful
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