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I have a few plants that have come up as volunteers in my yard. We live under two very large Oak trees, so we have a bunch of critters up there. I assume that something is dropping seeds. You folks may be able to help quell my curiosity.

Here is one that looks like some sort of Orchid

It sends up shoots(left) that produce small orchid-like blossoms.

I found one of these before at one of my customer's house. It's bulb looked like a coconut.

This is another plant that came up about 8' away from the other. I have found three more of these in the past weeks. It is shiny, waxy, and deep green. Reminds me of a rubber tree.

Thanks for any info.

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Best thing is to take a full leaf stalk and flower/seed to a greenhouse, conservatory, or the local cooperative extention office to ID the plants.  I am usually careful any time I come across the "leaves of 3" plants...have had a few run-ins with poison ivy. Keep in mind it is not a true ivy but a subshrub, very leggy and short.   Good luck

the first photo reminds me of lillies or iris because of the type of root/corymb growth and the leaf shoots.  but there are so many varieties these days.

Thanks Kathryn. I am still looking for the first one, but I found out about the second. It is called a Eulophia Ground Orchid, and it is considered by the UF IFAS Extension here in Ft. Myers to be invasive. 

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What a pernicous pest of a plant!  I wonder how far north it will eventually spread considering it's native range. Whenever I have had a Scheffelerra(sp) and taken cuttings the young leaves have fewer segments(palmating) than the mature ones. Sorry my spelling is not as good as it used to be. That is something to keep in mind as well - the leaves that is LOL. 
 
JRComito said:

Thanks Kathryn. I am still looking for the first one, but I found out about the second. It is called a Eulophia Ground Orchid, and it is considered by the UF IFAS Extension here in Ft. Myers to be invasive. 

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