Ginger Plants
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What is is this plant with the strange roots?

Zone Clearwater, Florida | Lamoismynamo added on August 2, 2019 | Answered

These plants started popping up in my walkway shrubs. I've tried using several plant ID apps to no avail. If you know. I thank you in advance.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on August 2, 2019

This appears to be related to ginger, whether it be a young ginger plant, or a wild inedible relative. This can be confirmed with a smell test. The root should smell astringent and similar to ginger. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/ginger/growing-ginger-outdoors.htm

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Lamoismynamo
Answered on August 5, 2019

Thank you Bush Doctor.
This morning I woke up with the palm of my hand cut up, irritated and red.
I was more determined than ever to identify it.
So, I did a more extensive search and found out it is a Flame Lily.
Gloriosa superba. The whole plant is a skin irritant.
I appreciate your help.
Thank you.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloriosa_(plant)

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