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Can someone help identify this plant?

Posted by pepper_head none (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 4, 12 at 19:21

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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RE: Can someone help identify this plant?

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


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RE: Can someone help identify this plant?

Thank you!!!


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RE: Can someone help identify this plant?

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."


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RE: Can someone help identify this plant?

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


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