flowers?

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  1. rebeccahorse

    rebeccahorse Active Member

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    I found these things in my garden, they look like a flower but I don't know where
    they came from. They are flat and the base looks like a calla lilly base but they are not.
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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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    Yes, we'll need pics.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Did you grow onions in that bed last year? Hard to tell until it flowers, I think, but it certainly looks like something in the traditional lily family, which would include onions. Simple test for that one - break off a bit at the end of a leaf and give it the smell test. You might like to wear gloves, though I can't think of anything in that family that is a skin irritant.
     
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    Could it be pussywillow/cattail?
     
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    No, not cattails. Doesn't resemble it to my eye, but if you need a bit more evidence - is your garden on the edge of a pond or with supersaturated soil such that only pond plants grow? If not, a cattail wouldn't germinate and grow.
     
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    they are not super saturated, but the soil is from around a pond we dug a couple years ago.
     

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