Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Forest orchid, Chinese ground orchid - Bletilla striata***, growing in pots beneath my mother's indigenous Buddliea auriculata. (Shrub. Large shrub. Small tree. Whatever.)
You forget about these beautiful plants until they bloom and then, Oh! A common garden plant in Japan, here in Cape Town it is something of an exotic oddity.
*** 1-18-12: I am wrong. This is not Bletilla striata.
So what is it??
***! 1-20-12 - Bamboo orchid! Arundina...