Is This an Orchid?

Daniel Gill  |  6/24/2015 1:07:40 AM

Picture of a Tigridia, commonly known as Mexican shell flower.

Photo By: Langlois, Page

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.

Dan Gill
Consumer Horticulture Specialist

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