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Ginger Lily (Kahili Ginger)

Hedychium gardnerianum


Appears to be some kind of lily. Leaves tend to splay along one axis, making the plant look kind of flat. Grows in clusters, almost like rafts.


Apparently this is classed as an invasive species in places like New Zealand and can be very difficult to keep under control or get rid of.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Butterfly Ginger
Hedychium coronarium FPS-240/FP240: Hedychium coronarium Butterfly Ginger

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Japh 9 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion, @LydiaMonroe! You got me on the right track. I believe it's a Ginger Lily (Hedychium gardnerianum)

LydiaMonroe 9 years ago

Hedychium coronarium . Common name: Butterfly Ginger

LuisStevens 9 years ago


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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Feb 25, 2013
Submitted on Feb 25, 2013

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