Plant ID forum: plant ID needed

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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 16, 2013 10:36 PM CST
I can't remember if this is something I planted, or it just popped up somehow. Hope someone will be able to ID it.

It has very fine leaves, looks like an allium of some kind. The other leaves in the photo is a Japanese anemone and a flag iris at the right corner.

Overview
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closeup of blooms
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The leaves are very dense and it is crowding out my other plants, so I have not yet decided whether to continue to let it grow in the future. It does not smell oniony.
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Name: Marylyn
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Marylyn
Apr 18, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Could it be crow poison, Dianne? False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve) One of its names is false garlic.
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OldGardener
Apr 18, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Are the leaves kind of "grassy" looking with a wide blade and are there some fine hairs on the leaves? The reason I am asking is that I just redid the center island garden here over the winter, but am now inundated with a white flower that looks suspiciously like yours (there has got to be at least 100 or more in a small area). I have been trying to figure out if they are from a bulb I planted, too.
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OldGardener
Apr 18, 2013 12:10 PM CST
I just pulled one up here. Is this the same as yours?
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 18, 2013 12:47 PM CST
Probably Nothoscordum gracile ..

Flowers fragrant; tepals white adaxially with pink midvein and greenish bases


http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=2...

http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=8620&flora...

While this plant is related and is similar to species of the genus Allium, there is no smell of garlic or onions when he crushed it. It is native to South America, growing wild in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, but it has become naturalized as a yuyo in other parts of the world which include Europe, North America and the South of Australia. In our country there are two varieties, which are seen in the photos are the variety gracile that found in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, missions, Río Negro, Santa Fe and San Juan.

It is a bulbous perennial herb which has whitish, fleshy roots. Its leaves are paralelilervadas (characteristic of Monocots), lanceolate, flat, arising from the bulb. The inflorescence is on a stem (scape) of 20 to 40 cm in height with umbel of 8 to 15 flowers small with approximately 2 cm long pedicels. They are bell-shaped, white with reddish veins to brownish on the back side of the tepals and greenish bases


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http://www.soko.com.ar/Biologia/plantas/plantas_silvestres_l...
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Apr 18, 2013 5:01 PM CST
What about Ornithogalum? Maybe O.aribicum ( star of Bethlehem)
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OldGardener
Apr 19, 2013 10:31 AM CST
JRsbugs said:Probably Nothoscordum gracile ..


Thank you so much! I did quite a bit of reading this morning and I am sure that this is what I am dealing with. Thank you!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 19, 2013 12:40 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 21, 2013 11:13 PM CST
thanks for all the response.

Oldgardener - I think my plant may be the same as yours. There are tiny hairs on the leaves. My flowers looks a little smaller than yours? I finally went out and dug some out to take photo of the bulb. Here is another photo with the leaves, bulb, and flowers with a nickel for sizing.

Janet - I don't notice any fragrance in the flowers. Could it be that some is fragrant and not others? I am always amazed at the all the different variety of plants that you can identify.

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 22, 2013 4:07 AM CST
Dianne, fragrance differs often according to what your smell sensors can pick up. Some people will detect a certain scent where others won't. It can also depend on temperature, or some plants give off a scent at night time. I've found that some plants which are said to be scented are not, or I can't detect the scent.
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OldGardener
Apr 22, 2013 9:02 AM CST
Oh - I am so sorry. I forgot to put something in the photo to show size. Actually, mine are the same size as yours (I must have had a funky angle when I took my picture as the flowers do look larger in the photo). To my eye, yours and mine appear to be identical. I have started to weed these out as they are rapidly taking over and beginning to smother out the other plants.
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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 22, 2013 11:45 AM CST
I am going to thin out that patch too - but will leave a few to provide a little color for the early spring season.
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OldGardener
Apr 22, 2013 12:17 PM CST
That's a great idea. I did read that they are very difficult to get rid of and that any small portion left behind is enough to perpetuate the cycle. I know a few did break off rather than pull cleanly and, although I tried to dig the these up, I am certain I missed a few. So, I figure I'll selectively thin next year now that I know what to look for and still have a few blooming. I am surprised how thick these came in given that they are volunteers (or hitchhiked in on something else).
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