Daniel Gill | 6/24/2015 1:07:40 AM
This flower came up in my flower bed. Is it an orchid?
- Janey L.
This is a Tigridia, commonly known as Mexican shell flower. They are in the iris family. Bulbs of this plant are offered for sale by bulb companies and nurseries. Someone must have planted a bulb there sometime in the past.
Consumer Horticulture Specialist
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture