Plant ID forum: Flower ID

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Vivi0912
Jan 2, 2017 2:29 PM CST
This flower was growing all over the mulch right beside my house. Seems to thrive in part sun or shade. I live in west central florida. Was very easy to pull out of the ground. I looked all over the internet and could not figure it out! If you cannot tell by the picture it has three white petals with what looks like one green stamen or pistil. Looks like the inflorescence type is a spike. Thank you!
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sooby
Jan 2, 2017 3:08 PM CST
Could it be Zeuxine strateumatica, lawn orchid or soldier orchid?


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DaisyI
Jan 2, 2017 3:14 PM CST
Orchid?! And you pulled them up?!? Grumbling (sorry, the planet could be overrun with plants that had 'orchid' somewhere in their name and I would let them do it).
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porkpal
Jan 2, 2017 3:18 PM CST
It is a pretty little thing,
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plantladylin
Jan 2, 2017 3:33 PM CST
It sure looks like Soldier Orchid (Zeuxine strateumatica) to me too. A few times over the years I've found them popping up in our lawn as well as one year in a container plant. This American Orchid Society page: http://www.aos.org/orchids/orc... states that it's a pesky little weed throughout Florida but I don't find it a pest at all and I kinda like it.
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Vivi0912
Jan 3, 2017 7:27 AM CST
DaisyI said:Orchid?! And you pulled them up?!? Grumbling (sorry, the planet could be overrun with plants that had 'orchid' somewhere in their name and I would let them do it).


Don't worry there were plenty others all over my backyard and I am also trying to propagate those into a pot and seeing if they will take root. Smiling

Vivi0912
Jan 3, 2017 7:28 AM CST
sooby said:Could it be Zeuxine strateumatica, lawn orchid or soldier orchid?




That looks just like it thank you so much!

Vivi0912
Jan 3, 2017 7:29 AM CST
plantladylin said:It sure looks like Soldier Orchid (Zeuxine strateumatica) to me too. A few times over the years I've found them popping up in our lawn as well as one year in a container plant. This American Orchid Society page: http://www.aos.org/orchids/orc... states that it's a pesky little weed throughout Florida but I don't find it a pest at all and I kinda like it.


Most of the "weeds" I find in my yard don't bother me at all as long as they've got some pretty flowers on them. Sticking tongue out

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