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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Plant ID please.

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mazzymc
Humpty Doo
Australia

January 18, 2013
10:56 PM

Post #9389837

I have recently bought a place near Darwin, NT, Australia. The previous owner has lots of plants, some of which I am unable to identify. This is one of them. When I first saw it I thought the leaf was that of Bletia purpurea but the leaves were much larger. They grow to about 2 feet high but can be up to 3 feet bending over. Now I have noticed the small yellow flowers at the base. I', hoping someone will help me identify this plant.

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mazzymc
Humpty Doo
Australia

January 18, 2013
11:22 PM

Post #9389839

I have found a previous thread that looks like the same plant!
Molineria capitulata, or palm grass which is a native of far north Queensland rainforests.

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growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 18, 2013
11:33 PM

Post #9389840

I found Curculigo capitulata http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2229/ which looks like the current name. I would have never guessed palm grass with that bloom.
mazzymc
Humpty Doo
Australia

January 21, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9392690

Apparently it was called Curculigo capitulata but has been changed to Molineria capitulata (I don't know when).

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