Please Identify Flower

Zuly(9)May 3, 2012

Hello everyone,

I am new to posting on GardenWeb. I hope that I am posting in the correct spot.

Today I was visiting a friend and I saw this flower that I have never seen here in S.E. Louisiana. She said she doesn't know where it came from, that a bird must of dropped the seeds. I want that bird to visit me, LOL.

Here is a PIC of the actual flower (a bit limp, has been in a cup of water for a few hours). I hope that someone can Identify it.

Great to be here, Thanks in advance : )

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louisianagal(z7bMS)

That might be a milk and wine lily (flowers closed or drenched with rain) or crinum. Do a search for milk and wine lily pods (images). That's what it looks like to me.
Laurie, from St. Bernard originally

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 10:58PM
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Zuly(9)

Thank you Laurie for responding.

I Googled your suggestions and it doesn't look nothing like them. Today I took pictures of the piece (foliage) that I planted yesterday.

The flowers are still in a mardi gras cup of water and are no bigger than 2 inches each. I will also include another angle of the flowers.

I will be posting the new PICS as soon as I receive the email that I sent from my cell phone. Always takes forever, LOL. I may do it in the morning if I don't get them soon.

Thanks again,
Zuly : )

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 12:39AM
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Zuly(9)

Young Plant

Another angle of the flowers

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 1:00AM
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louisianagal(z7bMS)

wow i would love to know what it is. could it be rain lily? or lily of the nile (agapanthus?). my son visiting today, he's a botanist in grad school at miss. state. doesn't recognize but said it appears to be some type of lily (at least we can agree on that).
Laurie

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 1:01PM
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retsec

I'm pretty sure this is alstromeria. I have this and it looks to be the same.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 2:41PM
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Zuly(9)

Wooohooo Thats it retsec and Laurie, Thank you so much. It drives me nuts not to know the name of any plant I get or have.

It is a Parrot Lily (Alstroemeria psittacina)

http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/166.htm

http://www.bulbsociety.org/GALLERY_OF_THE_WORLDS_BULBS/GRAPHICS/Alstroemeria/Alstroemeria_psittacina/AlstroemeriaPsittacina.html

I have 2 more unknown plants, should I post them here or start new thread?

Thanks again,
Zuly : )

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 3:05PM
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retsec

I would start a new thread.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 10:00PM
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Zuly(9)

Thank you retsec, will do that.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 11:37PM
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