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RE: Unknown Plant---Ginger?

  • Subject: RE: [iris-photos] Unknown Plant---Ginger?
  • From: "Schroter, Chad" <chad_schroter@maxtor.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 09:59:34 -0700

Looks like a Globba sp.   A type of Ginger somtimes called "Dancing Girls" -
though that one is purple flowered....

Chad Schroter

>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: BigAlligator@aol.com [mailto:BigAlligator@aol.com]
>>>Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 7:06 PM
>>>To: Hem-Gathering@yahoogroups.com
>>>Cc: dlrobin@yahoogroups.com; iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
>>>Subject: [iris-photos] Unknown Plant---Ginger?
>>>     Here is an unknown plant I have growing near some 
>>>potted Irises.  I 
>>>found it coming up volunteer in a Crape Myrtle from a 
>>>nursery, back in 1999.  
>>>I thought it was something other than a weed, so I put it in 
>>>a one gallon 
>>>pot, and sunk it into the ground.  It made more shoots, and 
>>>got about 10" 
>>>tall last year.  [It goes dormant in winter].  This year, it 
>>>reached about 
>>>15" tall, and this is what it looks like in bloom.  This is 
>>>not an upside 
>>>down photo.
>>>     It looks to me like some sort of Ginger.  What do you all think?
>>>Mark A. Cook
>>>Dunnellon, Florida.   USDA Zone 8b    Heat Zone 10
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