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May 12, 2020 6:02 PM CST
Park Ridge, IL
Please apologize if this is the incorrect forum thread. Could anyone help identify this bulb or mother/pups? Found in an old outside flower pot. Can't remember what it could possibly be. Any ideas greatly appreciated as a I am stumped. 😆
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May 12, 2020 7:05 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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They look like they could be Daffodils (Narcissus sp.), but that species should have leaves by this time of year.

Are there any roots emerging from the bottom of the group?
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May 12, 2020 8:20 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Could it be a clump of Eucomis- Pineapple Lily? Although, if it spent the winter outdoors in Illinois I doubt they would survive.
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May 13, 2020 6:45 AM CST
Park Ridge, IL
ViburnumValley said:They look like they could be Daffodils (Narcissus sp.), but that species should have leaves by this time of year.

Are there any roots emerging from the bottom of the group?


It looks like they could be starting to form a few roots. Otherwise it's just a Waking little mass.
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May 13, 2020 6:53 AM CST
Park Ridge, IL
DebbieC said:Could it be a clump of Eucomis- Pineapple Lily? Although, if it spent the winter outdoors in Illinois I doubt they would survive.


Ding ding ding!!!

Oh my gosh! I think you hit the nail
on the head. I completely forgot we had a pineapple lily last July from a funeral arrangement in our home. Roomie did not want it outside for sentimental reasons. It ended up staying indoors until February'ish. Under his care indoors it eventually shriveled. I thought he most liked killed it & threw it outdoors to deal with later. I forgot I repotted it for him. Wow! the root/bulb structure on it is huge!

I can't believe you guessed it from that photo. I'm amazed. Thank you so much!
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May 13, 2020 8:09 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Glad I could help! I grow several varieties of Eucomis so thought it looked familiar. They get bigger and better over time.
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