Baby liatris?

familynewsletterlady(Z5 MO)July 5, 2004

As I've been weeding my prairie garden, I've been pulling up small grass-like plants that, to my surprise, have a tiny bulb where the root should be. I have liatris in my garden. Could these be the babies of those plants, coming up from seed? I have no experience with liatris, so don't know if I'm on the right track. I also have little and big bluestem and Indian grass in my garden, but I wouldn't think that their seedlings would have a tiny bulb at the end, would they?

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froggy(z4/5 WI)

yes it could be a liatris.

or maybe do u have nut sedge?

the grasses dont have a 'bulb'.

froggy

Here is a link that might be useful: nutsedge

    Bookmark   July 6, 2004 at 1:35PM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Comparing liatris seedlings to their mother is fairly easy. My pycnostachys patch has 100s of babies in a downwind swathe and there is no doubt of their parentage. Nutsedge leaves "feel" different...kinda ridgy and have sharp edges of the leaves, which liatris does not.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2004 at 8:19PM
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