Beautiful flower but unknown to me
May 15, 2023 at 3:17 pm ReplySha-shaPrivate messageGreenhorn
Intrigued, took a photo of this flower. Help me identify it please.May 16, 2023 at 3:54 pm Replyma.yoPrivate messageGreenhorn
It looks like a wild orchid to me.May 17, 2023 at 7:51 am ReplyCarolPrivate messageGreen Thumb (moderator)
It’s an orchid, yes. And the name is Lady Orchid and grows in the wild. It’s usually mistaken for military orchid or monkey orchid. I for one love this orchid! I find it very elegant.
“You got to be a gardener to appreciate dirty and muddy hands.”May 17, 2023 at 3:36 pm ReplySha-shaPrivate messageGreenhorn
Thanks to both of you!
Now that I know it’s a Lady orchid, I looked at the flowers again as if looking for a clue for being named as such. And there, it seems like the petals were long-dressed ladies! I could only agree that they look elegant!May 17, 2023 at 5:10 pm Replyc chickPrivate messageGreenhorn
Wow! I had never seen an orchid growing on the ground. I thought they always grew on trees, or at least on a branch. I learn a lot of new things on this forum!
On the same topic ‘petals look like ladies’ – Where I am, we also have an orchid whose flowers look like lovely ladies dancing. And from that, we call it ‘dancing ladies’. See picture below.
Ahhh… I really hope to get one growing at my backyard soon!May 18, 2023 at 1:14 pm ReplyCarolPrivate messageGreen Thumb (moderator)
Such a beautiful orchid flower! I love it, too! Too bad, I haven’t seen anything like that here. Where are you located @cchick?
“You got to be a gardener to appreciate dirty and muddy hands.”
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