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Plant ID

Posted by Domehome 9b CA (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 17, 04 at 1:51

This is a plant someone gave me a year ago and this year I have a huge patch of them from the seed. They are about 30" tall, have smallish leaves and very pretty little 1" purple orchid like flowers. Any ideas on what it is?

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RE: Plant ID

Bletilla ????????????

RE: Plant ID

Good guess . . . the flowers look like a Bletilla orchid but the plant is like a little bush. It comes up in the Spring from seed and then dies back in the Winter. The stems are succulent, like impatiens.

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