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Unknown possible perennial

Posted by gardenper 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 11:25

This plant grows in the yard every year, but have never seen any flowers. It gets plenty of sun to make flowers if it did need to, but never have seen it with flowers.

It has leaves that look like a daffodil but they tend to remain pointed upwards like in this photo, and do not bend back down, making an arc.

I believe it is perennial since it comes back every year but I am not certain if it's the same plant from some kind of bulb/root or if it somehow multiplies by underground root or seed (but again, no flowers), making new ones in a close location.

It doesn't seem to naturalize well since after many years, there still are only a few plants like this around. In fact, it's quite unobtrusive and that's one reason I have just let it keep growing.

This particular picture shows 2 plants. The double leaves on each plant are about 10-12" tall. Come to think of it, every time I've seen this plant, there has only been these 2-3 leaves per plant for the entire growing season. It doesn't seem to create more as the season goes on.


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RE: Unknown possible perennial

I'm looking at some other pics I took of this plant, in combination with the one posted here, and it looks like they all have 3 leaf stalks like this.

Not even 2 but all have 3.

RE: Unknown possible perennial

Looks like a daffodil to me. If it never flowers you will lose nothing by digging it up and moving it. It may do better elsewhere.

RE: Unknown possible perennial

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 13:39

Daffodils. More likely to bloom if fertilized.

RE: Unknown possible perennial

The bulbs may be way too deep. If so, you could dig them up and replant them just a few inches under.

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