Thought it was a ladyslipper (ID complete)

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Date Photo Taken: July 31, 2010
Location: Ball Ground, ga
Posted By: paula campbell


We have a “volunteer” plant in our backyard that, at first, appeared to be a ladyslipper…common in our wooded area. Then it put up a tall spike with tiny green/yellow flowers and kept growing taller. Can you help us identify this interesting plant? The plant is in the foreground of the photo.


  1. mountainman Registered says:

    That is not a ladyslipper as their blossoms are low to the ground. The leaves have the same shape however. I have seen the same plant in North Georgia mountains near lady slippers but not the same plant.

    July 31st, 2010 at 2:38 pm
  2. Dub Strickland Unregistered says:

    Looks like a Manfreda of some sort. False aloe also goes by Agave. I have one very similar and that is what I have narrowed it down to. The Manfreda virginica seems to be the closest but not exactly right. The blooms are nearly the same though.

    July 31st, 2010 at 5:13 pm
  3. Shannon Pable Unregistered says:


    Veratrum parviflorum

    Applachian Bunchflower

    August 6th, 2010 at 8:20 am

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