Plant ID forum: I'd love to know what this is.

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Name: Brenn
Nacogdoches, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Watersprite
Nov 8, 2015 8:53 PM CST
I can across a decent sized patch of these growing in the woods of e.Texas Very shady spot.

I'm wondering if they're some kind of lily?

Thx, Brenn


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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Nov 8, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Just a guess based on the leaves and bulbs - Agapanthus.

Agapanthus (Agapanthus)
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JRsbugs
Nov 9, 2015 5:49 AM CST
The foliage looks much like Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group) Lilac Wonder.

I'm not sure what the bulbs look like in growth, yours do resemble lilium in that the have scales but I'm struggling as to which lilium it could be.

I have them growing in a raised bed under the canopy of a large Horse Chestnut tree, the tree roots have ventured up into the bed and the wood sides of the bed are collapsing but the tulips continue to spread. They seem to spread underground by runners, making new bulbs which like to be deep in the ground, I have seen runners like green stems looping above the ground.

The foliage grows in January here with flowers in May, what time of year did you take the photos?

http://cubits.org/Tulipa/thread/view_post/831306/

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tulipa+saxatilis+live+bulb...

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 9, 2015 9:09 AM CST
The leaves and bulbs remind me of Crinum:
Crinum (Crinum 'Ellen Bosanquet')
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CRAM2
Swamp Lily (Crinum americanum)
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Name: Brenn
Nacogdoches, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Watersprite
Nov 9, 2015 5:08 PM CST
I'd love it if they were Agapanthus. Beautiful flower.

Pretty sure it's not Tulipa saxatilis. The
leaves on mine are rounded.


Definitely not Crinum lily. I actually have that.

I may just have to wait and see what blooms!
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