Plant ID forum: Can any one ID this plant.

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Dlbx2
May 15, 2016 6:39 PM CST
I spotted this while walking in PA state game land at the edge of a turned under corn field.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 15, 2016 6:50 PM CST
Hi Dlbx2, Welcome!

I sent you a tree mail when I saw you had edited out your post on the other thread. Those pretty flowers remind me of Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Hopefully others will pop in with suggestions since my eyes aren't cooperating right now. Smiling
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Dlbx2
May 15, 2016 7:09 PM CST
I agree I believe you nailed it. Thanks....the illustration in my field guide to wild flowers did not do the flower justice.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 16, 2016 6:18 AM CST
You are very welcome! Pretty little things ... but apparently listed as invasive in Pa. Sad
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 17, 2016 12:27 AM CST
If they are pretty, who cares? I personally love pretty, invasive plants. My yard is being taken over by blue flax. I don't care. Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 17, 2016 6:15 AM CST
DaisyI said:If they are pretty, who cares? I personally love pretty, invasive plants. My yard is being taken over by blue flax. I don't care. Smiling


I care because I live in a state that has major problems with non-native invasive plants (both terrestrial and aquatic) which cause damage to the environment and can wreak havoc and destroy naturally balanced native communities. The wildlife dependent on the native plants in their area are unable to adapt to the non-native invasive plants which causes die out of the wildlife of that region.

We have major issues here in the state of Florida where introduced species of plants and animals not native to the area have multiplied and gotten out of hand. The invasive plants choke out and completely kill native plants to the area and the non-native introduced animals do the same. We have everything from invasive fish to birds to snakes and frogs that have gotten out of hand in this state.

Some non-natives are not of real concern but others are really noxious:
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/invasives.html


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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
May 20, 2016 7:57 AM CST
Hi just a few tips to the above description. I just finished planting them in my newly prepared beds in the rock garden. They open up in the sun and close in the evening. They are quite fragrant here fully open in full sunshine. They multiply easily and produce many lateral bulblets. By the beginning of summer they die out completely. So if planted very close as an early spring bulb, they can be lifted and stored in a dark dry place 'til fall, very early, leaving room for something else. In my beds I use very early spring bulbs that are followed later by annuals grown in pots or trays. By lifting them one can avoid it becoming invasive. You can later decide what to do with the bulblets. The individual central bulbs grow in size as years go by and have larger umbells, ( that is many more flowers per stalk) giving a mass color to the bunch.

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