Plant ID forum: Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata); Brazilian Ginger

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Dec 27, 2011 4:04 AM CST
I know near to nothing about Gingers, hopefully someone can help me ID these Smiling
This one I found growing along an earth path that leads to the river, I'm not sure if it is a wild species as it grew out of the fence of a garden of one of the local people..
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 27, 2011 6:24 PM CST
Could it be Costus spiralis fully open?

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Dec 28, 2011 1:28 AM CST
I think you're right Janet! It is Costus spiralis fully open! Hilarious! Thanks!
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Mar 1, 2016 7:21 AM CST
This turned out to be Alpinia purpurata.
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