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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Gomero, Feb 23, 2012.
It is planted in my garden
That colour is very distinctive. Is this in Vitaceae?
Was the pic taken recently?
Maybe a single flower of a Muscari?
No, it is not in Vitaceae.
The picture was taken February 20th in my garden, after the worst cold wave we have had over here since 1985.
The colors are the true colors, no manipulation.
More help seems to be needed.....
A Clintonia species in fruit?
Nope, wrong genus, wrong family, wrong order.
Right Family, wrong genus.
Gomero, you have really got me thinking with this stumper!
I ruled out shrubs with blue /purple berries as even here all are now long vanished.
So I turned to spring plants. But it is so early I couldn't for the life of me think of any that had grown, flowered and produced seed by February.
It had to have flowered last year.. which made me think of Disporopsis.
Then you said right family.
But which family is Disporopsis in it these days... is it Convalariaceae? Liliacea? Ruscaceae? or Asparagaceae?
Then it came to me..... is it Liriope muscari????
Autumn flowering here. I have never seen seeds produced.
Not hot enough I suspect. But in France you must get them.
Please put me out of my misery!!!!
Congratulations Silver surfer, you found it!. Liriope of unknown origin, white flowers in the summer, green leaves and this stunning blue fruits which, to my surprise, were intact after this very harsh month of February over here. (http://www.zenofwatering.com/?p=99)
P.S.: I am no botanist but it seems that it is the Asparagaceae Family