help ID'ing

curlylindsayApril 9, 2011

I'm enjoying my first spring as the owner of my first home- which happens to be set on two acres of ancient trees and a seemingly infinite number of flower beds! Though mostly neglected by the previous owner, I'm trying to trim back and mulch and replace plantings where needed! I'm having so much fun!

I'm an avid vegetable gardener and these little plants are taking up real estate that would be perfect for peas. I started pulling them, thinking they were weeds, then noticed the buds and bulbs. They have no smell (I thought at first they were wild onions) and very weak grassy leaves. Help?

Question is, what are they and will they bloom pretty enough to justify keeping their little bed?

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HerbLady49(Z6 PA)

They could possibly be a species tulip, which has a finer foliage than the hybrids.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 4:05PM
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schoolhouse_gw

I was going to suggest an allium, but I've never seen a bud quite like that.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 7:17PM
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mosswitch

They might be a type of a scilla, which is a neat little spring flowering bulb. wildflower. Or a tritellia.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2011 at 9:49PM
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