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California zone 9 (Zone 9b)
T03
Apr 28, 2020 8:14 AM CST
Hello! Is there anyway I can still save my flowers? All the leaves have been eaten by something after I planted them in the ground.
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Sorry edited - I think they're actually chrysanthemums not daffodils!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 28, 2020 11:33 AM CST
Maybe slugs?

Those aren't daffodils as nothing will eat the leaves or bulbs of daffodils. Slugs and and other creatures will eat daffodil flowers but never the leaves. I think I see the ribs of compound leaves with a flower stem coming out of the middle.
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California zone 9 (Zone 9b)
T03
Apr 28, 2020 12:13 PM CST
Hm maybe you're right. The plants were gifts. What would you recommend to get rid of them if they are slugs?
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Apr 28, 2020 12:16 PM CST
Looks sorta of like a yellow Ranunculus
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 28, 2020 2:31 PM CST
You're right Rj, they do look like Ranunculus.

My favorite chemical slugicide is 'Deadline'. Organic, tuna or cat food cans half filled with beer.
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