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#96260 Jul 24th, 2007 at 07:50 AM
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I thought these were weeds ever since I moved here, and I found this amidst my rose of sharon. I went to cut it to see the flower and looky what I found! If I knew it was this beautiful, I would have never cut it! Normally I yank out whatever wild thing grows that looks like a weed, but for some reason I didn't want to yank this one out...thank God! Isn't it a beaut?
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Wow! Thats really pretty. Are you sure its orchid? Maybe post it in mysterys.


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Hi Wrennie! I think I've found out what it is...Epipactis helleborine, family orchidacea

It's supposed to be invasive...I wouldn't mind having a small patch!

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Cool! If its invasive by roots you could put it somewhere that you mow around to keep it in check.


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I think I'm going to have to let all of my weeds bloom now before I rip them out! lol


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WOW Kenny - that is really neat!!!

How did you find it so quickly? It looks like a perfect match!
What a pretty thing to be growing wild in your yard - lucky you!!!


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Originally Posted by Wrennie
I think I'm going to have to let all of my weeds bloom now before I rip them out! lol
lol make sure you get to them before they set seeds and scatter lol

Lynne, you mean how I found the name out? I've always used ontariowildflowers.com and ontariowildflower.com when it comes to anything that is a wildflower (two very good site with good pictures, the only difference is the 's' after flowers in the url) you can search by petals, bloom colour, name, habitat, bloom time, etc...

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