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unknown flower

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:42 am
by millipede
A few years back I was over at a friends house and saw this weird flower. The stems have no leaves on them, but the flowers themselves were pretty wild. I didn't have a camera to take a picture at the time... but later I tried looking up what those flowers were. I tried off and on at different times and never could figure out what it was. The flower didn't look like any wildflower I knew, but the family that lived there didn't plant them.

Anyway... I was over there recently and there they were, in bloom again. Once again, no camera in hand. At the moment I'm leaning towards some sort of lily or something, as the lady told me there's a few more every year. So, I'm guessing it's something that spreads by the bulbs, underground.

Well... I went back another day and made sure to bring my camera :D

I have been busy and haven't had any chance to look them up, so I still don't know what they are. They are pretty though.

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Re: unknown flower

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:02 pm
by Valeeta
It looks similar to a bergamot or bee-balm. When did it bloom and what kind of leaves did it have?

Re: unknown flower

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:59 am
by millipede
hmm... I posted the picture in October, so I'd guess I took the picture in September some time. It's still plenty warm here in September...
And... there really aren't any leaves at all on that thing. It's just a stem with flowers on the top... kind of odd...

Re: unknown flower

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:30 pm
by Nicki
I know this is an old post and you may have already found out what kind of flower that is, but in case you haven't - it's called a spider lily. My mom has some in her yard :) Here's a website about them:

http://www.qualityflowerbulbs.com/redspiderlily

Re: unknown flower

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:51 pm
by millipede
Thanks for the reply and the link. It's been a few years... I did finally track it down, but only just this year. I was more persistent in my searching this time. Was an interesting flower. I don't think I told my friend's mom what it was called though... I wonder if it's still growing there each year. I should check.