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May 14, 2018 1:12 PM CST
Vancouver, BC
A friend sent me this photo of a weird looking flower that's growing in his neighbors yard, would like to know what the name is. Thanks
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May 14, 2018 1:19 PM CST
There are a number of spidery, star-shaped orchids but the plant has now been identified as something else.
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May 14, 2018 3:53 PM CST
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I don't think its an orchid but withour more photos of the rest of the plant, its going to be hard to ID.
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May 14, 2018 4:10 PM CST
Vancouver, BC
I don't think it's an orchid either, I'm leaning towards to some kind of oriental lilies. I'll have to ask my friend to send more pictures of the whole plant
May 14, 2018 4:24 PM CST
Name: Kurt
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where your friend lives could help narrow it down a little too.

are they in Vancouver too ?
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May 14, 2018 4:27 PM CST
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Not a lily (genus Lilium) of any kind... Otherwise, I'm stumped too.
May 14, 2018 4:30 PM CST
Name: Jude
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Almost looks like an epimedium flower???
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May 14, 2018 4:54 PM CST
Vancouver, BC
@krobra my friend lives in White Rock, BC. Flower was cut from a neighbors yard that's been abandoned. Ask my friend to take more pictures of the plant itself so hopefully he'll comply
May 15, 2018 12:48 AM CST
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It is an Epimedium sp.
There are many named cultivars.
They love shade.
They can be star shaped or more all colours, white, pink, yellow, purple, orange, red, blue.

Might be Epimedium Amber Queen.

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I love both the leaves and the flowers.
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May 15, 2018 9:52 AM CST
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May 15, 2018 5:41 PM CST
Vancouver, BC
@silversurfer @calif_sue thanks for your replies, much appreciated
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