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Please help identify flower

Postby TimGary » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:57 pm

Hello,
I haved lived in East Tennessee for 4 years.
Every year, around the first day of Autumn, a green stalk pops up, in my back yard, with no leaves and blooms into a red flower that stays for weeks. Throughout the rest of the year, there is no above ground evidence of the plant. I have not tried to dig it up to see if it comes from a bulb for fear of damaging it. It is a single plant of which I have never seen before. I'm very curious as to what it might be. Does anyone recognize the picture pasted below?
Thanks in advance for your time,
Tim
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Postby Navin » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:44 am

Do you have a picture of its fruits?
I don't see any leaves too.
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Postby Poison » Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:59 pm

Yes, where are the leaves? :?
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Postby Winter » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:20 pm

maybe its a weed :shock: j/k
it looks very exotic...maybe the previous owner of your house planted this???
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Postby Winter » Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:31 pm

ok...here's a site that also had a picture of some similar looking flowers...but unfortunately they do not name the plant. (which they spotted in Conway, South Carolina)

http://www.tellmewhereonearth.com/Web%2 ... Page_1.htm

to find the picture u have to scroll a loooooong way down. try pressing ctrl + f and type in red flowers.
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Postby TimGary » Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:12 pm

Thanks for your replies.
No fruits to picture...
No leaves...
Still wondering what it is.

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Postby Winter » Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:33 pm

its a type of daylily. At least that is what I was told after writing to someone about it (the owners of the site with the similar picture).I haven't been able to find out the specific name, despite having looked through at least 3000 pictures, courtesy of google images (i had no idea that so many sites sold daylilies. If i see another flower picture I will puke... :roll: )

Hopefully I will have a better answer for you soon.
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Postby Winter » Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:54 am

ok, found the answer: the flower is called a red magic day lily. It doesn't have leaves because they grow on spring and summer.

more info here:
http://msucares.com/news/print/sgnews/s ... 31003.html
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Postby Navin » Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:21 pm

Yes it must be it. Here's an aerial view. It bears great resemblance to your first picture.
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Postby goose_keeper » Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:54 am

[size=24]There are many flowers of this type in our campus . Our professor told us that it's poisonous.[/size]
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Postby uga hort nerd » Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:42 am

It is a type of bulbous plant from africa called ryncis or rincus or something like that. Leaves will appear in spring and only blooms in fall. It had me stumped walking around athens, ga. for about a week.
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