Plant ID forum→Identifying Plant bulb? Totally Stumped.

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Park Ridge, IL
Cucumbird
May 12, 2020 6:02 PM CST
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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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
May 12, 2020 7:05 PM CST
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?
John
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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DebbieC
May 12, 2020 8:20 PM CST
Could it be a clump of Eucomis- Pineapple Lily? Although, if it spent the winter outdoors in Illinois I doubt they would survive.
Park Ridge, IL
Cucumbird
May 13, 2020 6:45 AM CST
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.
Park Ridge, IL
Cucumbird
May 13, 2020 6:53 AM CST
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!
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Critters Allowed Container Gardener Bulbs Annuals
Cat Lover Dog Lover Amaryllis Houseplants Foliage Fan Region: Canadian
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DebbieC
May 13, 2020 8:09 AM CST
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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