Can someone help identify this plant?

pepper_headJuly 4, 2012

It grows in my semi-rural neighbourhood (in my backyard to be exact) in North central Florida. It tops out at about 2.5 feet tall, and seems to spread albeit very slowly. It puts out a cone-ish fruit(?) in the latter part of the year.

Much obliged,

pepper_head

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esh_ga

It a type of exotic ginger, I think - perhaps Hedychium coronarium.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2012 at 9:07PM
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pepper_head

Thank you!!!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 7:05PM
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aharriedmom(8B FL Sunset 28)

Just on Sunday, I went to a nearby neighbor's house and dug up some of that and planted it beside my back door. Possibly a different variety - hers gets white flowers and the scent is amazing when it flowers. I was at her place last year when they were blooming and so had to ask if I could have a few plants. I got more than I hoped for, actually, because she's had them for so long and moved them around to different areas so she has tons and tons of it.

She calls it "ginger lily."

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 8:05AM
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ocalagirls

Pine cone lily! Or, that's what we called it when I was growing up. Here's a link I found.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fp622

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 8:54AM
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