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BrendaStr(z8 LA)April 13, 2006

My Mom sent this picture to me to see if i could find out what it is. I'm hoping someone here can tell me. Thanks, Brenda

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tamivileine(z8b OS,MS, US)

Since it rather looks like a Nile Lily (Agapanthaceae) I thought to start there. Since that is a monogeneric family, I looked for relatives:

"Several genera that were historically classified in the Alliaceae, including Androstephium, Bessera, Bloomeria, Brodiaea, Dandya, Dichelostemma, Milla, Petronymphe, Triteleia, and Triteleiopsis, are now increasingly thought to represent a separate family, Themidaceae.

Allium
Ancrumia
Caloscordum
Erinna
Garaventia
Gethyum
Gilliesia
Ipheion
Leucocoryne
Miersia
Milula
Muilla
Nectaroscordum
Nothoscordum
Solaria (genus)
Speea
Trichlora
Tristagma
Tulbhagia
Zoelnerallium

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliaceae";

Go to Google, search for Images of each of these genera and see if you get a match

sea ya
tami

    Bookmark   April 14, 2006 at 10:06AM
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BrendaStr(z8 LA)

Thanks Tami for the info. I've gone down the list and still haven't had any luck on the ID yet. Still looking. Brenda

    Bookmark   April 21, 2006 at 1:08PM
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laplanter(9)

It sort of reminds me of society garlic which is in the same family as Lily of the Nile, I believe. The main thing about society garlic is that it has an odor that reminds you of garlic. A closeup of the flowers would help identify it.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2006 at 12:20PM
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