IDing bulbs, a tree, and other yard plants

MelekmiMarch 26, 2013

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We moved in september and due to some work that needed to be done through the basement shrubs needed to be removed. Now that spring is here, I see bulbs and other life popping up out of the ground. Some plant life was very much alive through the winter. Also, there's a tree that I would like help in IDing.
If at all possible, can you find people help to idenitfy all that you see in the pictures that I upload. In about two weeks, my husband and I will start laying down soil and mulch and I would like to get rid of anything that is not condusive to a beautiful garden. Thank you.

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Melekmi

White flower? A weed?

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:28PM
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Melekmi

Grass and bulbs.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:31PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Tree probably Acer.
Bulb looks like Ornithogalum umbellatum

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:32PM
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Melekmi

Purple flower

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:34PM
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Melekmi

Red tip

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:35PM
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Melekmi

And lastly these dark purple grasses. Thank you for being patient as I can only upload one photo at a time.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:36PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Cardamine hirsuta for the White flower.
Muscari spp. for purple flower?
Might be Tulip for Red tip.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:40PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

The tilled up grass and blubs might be Leucojum spp.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:53PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

May have a Juncus effusus cv.

Here is a link that might be useful: Corkscrew Rush

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:57PM
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Melekmi

Saltcedar, you are awesome. As I refresh this page, I go to google to look at its background. Your assistance was so helpful. Now, I'll have to figure out how to get rid of the weeds and be careful with the various bulbs that are growing while adding soil.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 8:04PM
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lola-lemon(5b East WA)

You have many bulbs growing in there.
Skipping the tree pic

crocus bulb in pic 1 (the white striped strap shaped leaves) can be white or purple or yellow flower - the other plant with the white flower is a weed (bittercress)

grape hyacinth in 2 and 3
tulip and daffodils in pic 4.

This post was edited by lola-lemon on Tue, Mar 26, 13 at 23:56

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 11:39PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

For the Cardamine hirsuta just pull it up. Try to do it asap or it will shoot seeds all over the place. It flowers and seeds all year round, even in winter in mild spells.

The bulb in pic one could be Ornithogallum umbellatum which also has a white stripe sometimes and has laxer, untidier foliage than crocus. Also much more weedy.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 7:10AM
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Melekmi

Thank you.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 7:53AM
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lola-lemon(5b East WA)

I think you have the standard spring mix there.

so you know what to look for-- here is a daffodil/narcissus plant

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 12:24PM
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lola-lemon(5b East WA)

Here is crocus

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 12:25PM
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NHBabs z4b-5a NH

Your tree may well be a red maple based on the flower color, though it may be one of the other Acers.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 2:29PM
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