Plant ID forum: Bulb ID

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Sacramento Valley (Zone 9b)
Jul 29, 2020 12:29 PM CST
Can anyone identify these? I helped my neighbor dig up a chunk of his yard and found these. He doesn't know what they are. They are big, some bigger than baseballs. I cut one open, it's kind of spongelike and a little stringy.
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Name: Mike
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Jul 29, 2020 1:18 PM CST
They look like Amaryllis bulbs of some kind.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jul 29, 2020 1:36 PM CST
Could be bulbs of Amaryllis or another possibility is Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)
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Sacramento Valley (Zone 9b)
Jul 29, 2020 2:17 PM CST
So I actually found them buried in a bed of agapanthus, but the agapanthus roots look completely different. More like a rhyzome than a bulb.

Amaryllis is what I was thinking just based on size, but I didn't know if they had any defining features.
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Jul 29, 2020 9:44 PM CST
Shouldnt it be narcissus if it has skin like an onion?

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