Weed ID please

shear_stupidity(9B)January 14, 2013

I live in Central Coastal Florida. These guys keep showing up around the edges of my lawn, but until now kept getting mowed before I could take a picture of them. What is it?

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

That looks like some kind of bulb, maybe Allium.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:38AM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I looked it up, and it's not Allium. it's sort of spongy, or soft, and it grows "flat" like a bird of paradise or traveler's palm. (Though it's obviously neither of those.)

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:47AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

There are hundreds of Alliums, but lots of other possible bulbs too, you may want to put this one on the bulb forum. Have you smelled the torn foliage? Forgot to ask that before.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:55AM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

It smells like "nothing." Just smells like fresh and green. Like grass, only VERY faint.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:58AM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

It smells like "nothing." Just smells like fresh and green. Like grass, only VERY faint.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:59AM
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earline_pa zone 6 Pa.

Looks like a daylily.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:03PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

I wish it WERE. I have tons of daylilies and would love to have more. Alas, it's not. I don't know how to describe it... the leaves feel sorta spongy.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:39PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

OMG... I stand corrected! It IS a daylily! How did it get down the slope? Does it propagate from seed???

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 5:09PM
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eahamel(9a)

Yes, that's a daylily! Yes, they all propagate from seed.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 6:59PM
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shear_stupidity(9B)

Yay! I dug them up and moved them to where I have mixed Daylilies and Amaryllis! Now that I know what to look for, I'll have as many as I want and then some! Soooo happy!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 8:18AM
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