Plant ID forum: Pretty blooms in the shade

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Apr 6, 2017 6:11 PM CST
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My friend has this growing/blooming in the shade here in the Dallas area. I know you smart people can help me ID this.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Apr 6, 2017 8:10 PM CST
Looks like Bletilla striata. (Chinese ground orchid)
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 7, 2017 12:39 AM CST
I agree And yes, it really is an orchid.
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Apr 7, 2017 6:25 AM CST
Thankyou! What a great find! I tip my hat to you.

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