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    Gary Skinner


This plant came with some bagged mulch in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Despite searching tirelessly, I have not found exactly what it could be and would be very grateful for some help.


  • Gary Skinner Apprentice says:

    Great info …… Just wish I had a large garden. Thanks again Laura.

    November 2nd, 2017 at 7:43am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Since your are interest in edible root plants, this link might be helpful!

    November 1st, 2017 at 12:35pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Gary! If this is in my garden, I would “destroy”, even it is a fragrant & pretty orchid. I’m always leery of any plant that just shows up and grows so ‘healthy’ all on its own. The E. graminea can spread by pseudobulbs and airborne dust-like seeds. According to sources, a single stalk can have up to 60 flowers. To me, that will be years of a high maintenance garden chore. This is a plant that keeps on giving, also consider your neighbors may not want the volunteers. Check out the FTBG link about this orchid. Best wishes Gary! Laura

    November 1st, 2017 at 12:42pm

  • Gary Skinner Apprentice says:

    Hi Laura, Thank you so much ….. You were dead right

    November 1st, 2017 at 6:43am

  • Gary Apprentice says:

    Hi Laura 735. Well done Laura. THANK YOU. You just fixed something that was bugging me a lot. I was hoping to have some edible rhizomes as they smelled really good when I cut one open. Nice to have orchids though. They are kind of captive where they are. Should I leave them or destroy them as suggested in your link

    October 30th, 2017 at 7:01pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Check out the ground orchid species Eulophia graminea and see if you have a match. Best wishes!

    October 30th, 2017 at 12:13am

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