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This plant came up voluntarily in my herb garden. We are in Idaho. It has a single large stem that is bright red for the 1st couple of inches out of the ground. The purple flowers are orchid type with a elephants trunk coming out of the base of the flower. They are attached directly to the stem. Have searched and searched the internet. Any thoughts.




A closr view of the flower and a leaf would be helpful, if you can manage it.

31 Aug, 2008


Try Himalayan Balsam, it does look suspicously like it although it is a bit difficult to see it properly.
Hope you solve this.

2 Sep, 2008

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