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Date Photo Taken: 02/11/2014
Location: Coastal Georgia
Posted By: Wildflower154

Notes:

Only an inch or two tall and growing in neighbor’s yard. No leaves.

COMMENTS

  1. Metrosideros Flower Fanatic says:

    It is an Orchid. Maybe a type of Habenaria. Can’t find a species yet. Can you show more of the plant? Whole plant, leaves, flower close-up.

    http://www.bugwood.org/coastscapes/plant.html?code=HARE&saveForm=Submit

    http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2597

    February 26th, 2014 at 3:29 pm
  2. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    I identified the plant after I had put it on this site.
    This is a Soldier’s Orchid or sometimes called a Lawn Orchid. Latin, if we must: Zeuxine stratcumatica.
    It’s common in the China through India and found somewhat rarely in Florida, South Georgia and across the gulf in to Texas. Considered rare in these areas partly because of their small size that makes them difficult to see.
    Mine was about an inch tall in total. Common size is 5cm to 30cm high. Used a 1:1 micro 60mm lens on the photo.

    February 26th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

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