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Need Help Identify Plant

Posted by mafghine 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 7:59

I just moved into a place (1 acre) full of flowers and planrs from the previous owner.

Im trying to identify the plants.Any help is grateful.

I found this one growing very strongly in the ditch. Any ideas?


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RE: Need Help Identify Plant

Hi mafghine,

I suggest you try asking at the link below.

Be sure to mention your state, since you don't have it listed along with your zone.

Here is a link that might be useful: Name that Plant Forum.


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RE: Need Help Identify Plant

Can't be certain, but that really looks like a type of ginger, which may be winter hardy in your region. Check (gently) just below the soil surface for some rhizomes (possibly similar to what you see sold in the grocery store). Ginger likes a warm, moist environment ... so the ditch would be perfect.

This would not be our native "wild ginger" which is asarum, but more likely zingiber.

This post was edited by agardenstateof_mind on Wed, Nov 13, 13 at 0:34


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RE: Need Help Identify Plant

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 13, 13 at 15:10

Hedychium coronarium...but certainly not a native :)


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RE: Need Help Identify Plant

ty all


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