Looks like a Bat Orchid.
Yes, Betty Korn is correct. I did some research and found this and the link
if anyone is interested www.easyorchids.co.uk/
Beauty', Bat Plant
Tacca chantieri 'Black Beauty', Bat Plant
These fantastic tropical plants are not orchids The plants like heat and humidity (like Vanda and Phalaenopsis) and stand approximately 28 inches high! The flowers are deepest purple and are almost black and 8 inches across with 10 inch whiskers dangling down super warm conservatory plants.
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By lalala... from Port Orchard, WA
Without going online to make absolutely sure, I'd say the flower is a Sweet Pea.
Wild Rose , I grew up in Mid TN and The Smell Wafts across areas the brambles resemble black berry but you will find tiny tatsefull vit c packed rosehips in early to mid winter that have a tart and peculiarly satisfying tatse. (as a child it was like winter candy that grew on bushes)
What is the name of the white flower in this photo? I purchased the plant at a home improvement store without a tag. It is growing in zone 8, west coast of central Florida, and survived last winter in the ground with minimum mulch. It roots very easily and quickly from cuttings using rooting hormone.
By Donna from Crystal River, FL
It looks like cat's whiskers to me.
Thanks for your help! Because of the shape of the flower I believe it is "Cat's Whiskers". It roots so easy I started three more pots today!
Orthosiphon aristatus, medicinal herb
Wikipedia : "It has been used for many centuries as a treatment for ailments of the kidney, bladder stone, urinary tract infection, liver and bladder problems, diabetes, rheumatism and gout. It is also used to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. It is believed to have antiallergic, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, and is used as a remedy for arteriosclerosis (capillary and circulatory disorders).
It has a mild diuretic action, so it is very useful for flushing the kidneys and urinary tract. It also relieves spasms of the smooth muscle in the walls of the internal organs, making it valuable for gallbladder problems. Researchers have found it to be mildly antiseptic as well."
I agree, it is a perennial bachelor button, also known as a mountain bluet or Centaurea montana. I love these, there are a several colors available.
Alpinia purpurata and Red ginger are the names of this flower, (very possibly).
Google that name, then look in (Images).
Your plant looks like a Red Ginger but you can tell for sure if you research and check the complete plant photos.
Hardiness Zone: 9b
The blue one is a peruvian lily. They're gorgeous, but smell like cat urine if any part of the plant is bruised.
By Jamie E
I think it is a hollyhock.
I call this an "orange morning glory" because it behaves and has similar characteristics to a morning glory. It has leaves, seed pods, and seeds like a morning glory, but the size and shape is different.
By nonniebeth from Rome, GA
I've never seen anything like it. If it were white with pink-blush centers, I would say the shape and the size of the flowers look like bindweed; but the color looks like trumpet vine. Need more info to make an identification with any degree of certainty. Can you get a close-up of the leaves (with fingers or flowers for scale), and a more distant shot to show how the plant grows - twining, sprawling, bush, whatever?
I was given this flower. It spreads like crazy and comes back every year. It closes up in the evening and opens in the morning. The yellow flowers last a week or two.
Your plant is a primrose. Commonly called Sun Drops. They do spread like crazy but the roots are very shallow so they're pretty easy to thin out. I usually take a shovel and slide it right under the plants in the fall so there's not so many of them the next spring.
By Donna from Crystal River, FL
That is Lambs Ear. The leaves should be very furry and soft.
This is a purple balloon flower. It should be a perennial, meaning it will come back if covered properly over the winter.
Every place I look I see these beautiful bushes full of yellow flowers (they have several flowers on each branch), does anyone know what they are called? And how would you start one of them?
I believe the bushes you are seeing in the spring are forsythia. I live in Maryland and they are pretty abundant and do well in this climate. They are available at almost any Home Depot, Lowes or a nursery. I like them best when they are kept trimmed. Good luck!