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ID a Beautiful PLant

Posted by young-gardener (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 23, 09 at 10:31

Posted by young-gardener GA- Atlanta (My Page) on Mon, Mar 23, 09 at 10:29

I am trying to identify this plant. (see link)

It pops up in my yard this time each year (mid March) then fades away after a week or so. The property was once part of a large Southern Civil War era home and even served as a pecan orchard for some time. Does anyone know what it is called? It has small, deeply bedded bulbs and grows mostly in the shade. It comes up as a tall grass, and not every plant blooms. Last year, I transfered one to a bed, and this year that plant didn't bloom.

Here is a link that might be useful: FLOWER PICTURES

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RE: ID a Beautiful PLant

It's a Daffodil (Narcissus), likely a cultivar in Division Triandrus or Cyclamineus, indicated by the recurved petals.

RE: ID a Beautiful PLant

I think it's Silver Bells, Ornithogalum Nutans. It's an old pass-along bulb and is in the Star of Bethlehem family. They're all over the yard at my Grandmother's house, which is now owned by my cousin. I dug up some and moved them to my house a couple of years ago. They are pretty slow getting started, although they are great naturalizers once they get going. They're all over the place at the homeplace. My cousin doesn't cut the grass untill after they bloom, maybe that helps them naturalize. I believe you could collect the seeds and plant them for more. Sorry I don't know how to post a link but I'm sure you could google them for another picture. In fact, I just got my new catalogue from Brent and Becky's bulbs and saw them in there.

RE: ID a Beautiful PLant

Young gardener, I live in Coweta as well. E-mail me and maybe we could go flower hunting for the spring. I am already "chomping at the bit" to plant!

RE: ID a Beautiful PLant

nancybea- That's it!!! Thank you! You just made my day. I'm so glad to know I can get these lovely flowers for my beds. They are so elegant.

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