Identification: baby chocolate lilly

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  1. evanjones

    evanjones Member

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    I tried posting this somewhere else but this is a better spot for the post.
    I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if this is a young chocolate lilly. We do have other fully grown flowering chocolate lilies in the yard. The only other thing I can think of is a evergreen but it looks more like a chocolate lilly to me.

    The stem is 40mm. high and each radiating leaf is 20 mm. long.

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    More likely a conifer. Seedling chocolate lilies form a single narrow leaf (scroll down on this page). In subsequent years, the non-flowering plants produce a single wide leaf that grows close to the ground (this was the subject of much confusion for me until I finally figured it out, as I couldn't figure out what that leaf belonged to though I commonly saw it where fritillaries were growing) -- here's an example: Fritillaria "nurse leaf".
     
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    Thanks for the answer.
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes, definitely a conifer.
     

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