Plant ID

celeste(7a)April 24, 2011

I have a plant that is not a day lily, but is called (Southern term) lemon custard. It grows tall, has huge spiky thorns and makes little lemon like fruit. Can anyone tell me the latin name or maybe another Southernism that might lead me to id it?

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esh_ga

Is it a woody plant (like a shrub) or a perennial that dies to the ground completely each winter? When does it bloom - in spring or summer?

Are you saying the foliage/leaves looks like a daylily?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 12:32PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Ornithogalum dubium Lemon Custard

Here is a link that might be useful: Ornithogalum dubium Lemon Custard

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 4:56PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

I've never seen that before, I love it!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 11:57AM
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scmatlanta_gw(8a - Athens GA)

Huge spiky thorns and small lemon like fruits sound more like Poncirus trifoliata (Hardy orange) to me?

Here is a link that might be useful: Hardy orange description and photo

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 1:53PM
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