What's this plant?

philly_gardenerApril 3, 2009

Last month around the same time when my hyacinths sprouted, some tiny green sprouts came out in groups of 5 or 7. Now they have grown to be approx. 4 inch tall. They shape like the wire connecting a computer mouse to the computer, only green, straight, short, and vertical. Not sure whether I described in a way you would understand what I am trying to say.

I posted this message here because the location where these unknown plants grow is where I used to plant hyacinths, but not any more. And I only have tulip, daffodil, and hyacinth, poppy, peony, rose, and boxwood. And this kind of plant does not look like seedlings of those.

Does any one know what are these?

Thank you!

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Was one of the Daffodils maybe Hawera? It is commonly sold on line and elsewhere. The foliage on it is more round than what it is flat like regular daffodil foliage. I imagine there are other daffs too that have similar foliage too, but I don't know what they might be, and doubt if the are easily found at any of the more common places that sell daffs.

Where did you get your daffs? I assume they were new last fall.


Here is a link that might be useful: Hawera at Tulip World

    Bookmark   April 3, 2009 at 9:00PM
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I can't visualize something based on the computer mouse reference...you may have to wait til it blooms...is there a bud forming? They could be baby hyacinths. Can you post a picture?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2009 at 9:03PM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

You might want to crush one of the leaves and see if it's got a smell to it..... might be a wild onion.

Seedlings or small bulbs don't always produce the same leaves as the older plants do. Smaller daffodil bulbs would produce leaves like the ones you describe.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2009 at 9:44PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

might be a wild onion.
I doubt if it is wild onions, especially if all the foliage is of about the same diameter...but you are right...the crush or squeeze test would soon confirm if it was indeed wild onions or wild garlic.


    Bookmark   April 3, 2009 at 10:18PM
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After a week, this mystery plants have grown taller. Now they look more like baby hyacinths with similar leaves and colors. Their leaves are still very slim, no buds. But there are almost 20 of them. I threw some rotten hyacinth bulbs there last spring. Does it mean somehow rotten bulbs could come back to life?

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 9:47PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Does it mean somehow rotten bulbs could come back to life?
I would not think so. Could you maybe get a pic?

Were they rotted bulbs maybe with faded blooms and maybe even seed pods attached to them? I'm wondering if they might have reseeded. Possibly?


    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 11:00PM
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