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Another foundling

Posted by fairfield8619 8 N La. (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 26, 12 at 22:26

Any idea what this is? It came from a vacant lot- been there for years no doubt. I thought it was an allium at first but there's none of THAT smell so to speak. Actually I can't detect any fragrance at all. The leaves are rolled almost completely up like a jonquil.
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RE: Another foundling

Ornithogalum. Star of Bethlehem. Around here, it's a weedy pest.


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RE: Another foundling

Yes, in your zone it reseeds & the bulbs multiply like mad.


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Thanks, I thought I remembered seeing it online somewhere but didn't know what it was. I don't know about reseeding- it was the only one there. Maybe the heat makes it behave? I will keep it in a pot just in case. It's nice in a quiet way I think.


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Yes, it does reseed prolifically. From a handful of bulbs about 30 years ago, I now have thousands, mainly in my lawn. Herbicides don't even take it out. But, I don't mind. It's pretty, hardy, and nothing phases it.


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This is the worst pest known to man-for heaven's sake don't let it get in your flower beds.


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This is the worst pest known to man-for heaven's sake don't let it get in your flower beds.


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Is this plant the same thing as a rain lily?


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run. run far.

I'm still trying to get rid of this, from a single volunteer.


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Rain lily is Zephyranthes, not the same thing.


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