Bulbs forum: Can someone identify this bulb? Maybe, please?

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 18, 2011 6:07 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

This just popped up where the lawn and woods come together. Semi shade. I assume it's a bulb, as there are no leaves.


Thumb of 2011-08-19/PollyK/c4ed9e


Stem


Thumb of 2011-08-19/PollyK/ae25d3

Thanks for looking!!!
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Aug 19, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Looks like a Painted Lady? How large is the flower and how tall, Polly?
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 19, 2011 4:49 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

Quite tiny, about 8-10 inches.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 29, 2011 6:51 AM CST
Polly, I had missed this post till now! That looks like some kind of Lycoris to me, could that be the ones you had that were producing autumn foliage and hadn't bloomed?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Aug 29, 2011 7:39 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

It's not the same one, not even close to the same area.

ON DG they ID'd it as Rhodophiala bifida. What do you think?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 30, 2011 8:50 AM CST
It doesn't quite look the same as the pics I've been looking at of Rhodophiala bifida, the bloom shape and the size of the anthers looks off to me. Has it overwintered in your garden?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Aug 30, 2011 3:34 PM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

I have no idea where it came from. So, I can't answer that.

Mostly we've had Z 7 winters recently, so it's a possibility something like that could have overwintered.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 30, 2011 10:48 PM CST
Ah, a mystery! Those are kinda fun, but they can drive me nuts too, LOL.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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