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Ginger Lily (Kahili Ginger)

Hedychium gardnerianum

Description:

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.

Notes:

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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3 Comments

Japh
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
LydiaMonroe 9 years ago

Hedychium coronarium . Common name: Butterfly Ginger

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Japh
Spotted by
Japh

Tasmania, Australia

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

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