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  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • State

    Florida

  • Posted by

    Gary Skinner

Notes:

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.

Comments

  • 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! http://www.sherckseeds.com/pages/2014/uncommon-but-delicious-perennial-root-vegetables/

    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 http://www.fairchildgarden.org/Events-Community-Outreach/Events-Details/biologists-find-orchids-on-the-move

    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! http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/Eulophia_Grown_Orchid.pdf

    October 30th, 2017 at 12:13am

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