Need Help With ID
I found this plant in the woods and am curious as to what it is. It's attached to the log and the long hanging things are the roots. I thought maybe some sort of tillandsia but I've never seen one like this so I doubt it. Anyone have any ideas?
Sorry that I cannot id your plant. Not enough clues to give an accurate id.
As you did not know what this plant was there is always the possibility that you could killed a rare or endangered plant by moving it. Nowadays removing plants from the wild is concidered unacceptable.It is usually better to leave mystery plants insitu to take a pic. I would have suggested that you went back later to see if it had produced seed pods like a grass or flowers like a bulb, and add further pics to this post.
However, I fear that by moving it you may have disturbed the roots. In a warm house they will just dry and the whole plant will probably die.
Were there any more of this plant growing nearby that you could check later in the year for clues?
It wasn't actually 'woods' that I found it in. There's a small area of trees by my work and I spotted it there. It just seemed easier to say woods than go into detail about the trees and brush. The plant was sitting on the fallen, rotted piece of log you see in the picture. Luckily I live in FL so it's outside and will get the same light/shade as before and I'll let Mother Nature water and take care of it.
It's hard to tell in the pictures but in the middle of each bulb is a dried up stick, like possibly it had bloomed, or did whatever it does. I'm just going to leave it and let it do it's thing.
Being as the area was fairly small, there was no other plants like this so no help there. Is there any way I can make the picture bigger?
You double click on the image. It looks like an orchid to me.
OMG your right! The roots reminded me of something but I couldn't place it. I never thought about an orchid. Thanks for letting me know to click on the picture too. I was wondering how anyone was going to be able to ID it if they couldn't see it.
Last edited by toocrazy; 01-20-2011 at 06:04 PM.