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Apr 28, 2013 8:16 PM CST
|It showed up out of thin air and grew this spring. They seem to grow kind of like corn stalks with pleated leaves. Friend or foe?|
Apr 29, 2013 12:52 AM CST
|Is it some garlic? |
Apr 29, 2013 8:00 AM CST
|Some type of Allium. Do the leaves smell like onion/garlic? Will probably make a flower soon, that would help with ID. |
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Apr 29, 2013 8:37 AM CST
|Did you plant a bunch of leeks Connie? It would be odd for such a clump of big plants to grow so suddenly unless you planted something. They remind me of leeks going to seed.|
Apr 29, 2013 10:35 AM CST
|Hmmm... The flower heads that look like they could be seed heads in the immediate background are Allium siculum getting ready to bloom.|
Now I am leaning towards elephant garlic now because I did have some on the other side of the yard. There are five stalks growing closely in a circle. No sign of bloom stalks yet. The pleated leaves have thrown me but looking again just the newer ones towards the tops are pleated.
This clump is located next to the path I took from where I dug out the elephant garlic last year and the compost bin. As I recall it is pretty fast growing.
Apr 29, 2013 11:12 AM CST
|I found a photo of elephant garlic, it fits! It looks very healthy!|
Apr 29, 2013 11:35 AM CST
|That first link definitely shows the pleated leaves. Yes, it is very healthy but I don't want it. I overlooked its growth there because I thought it was the Allium siculum which I did plant there. Then I realized they were two very different plants.|
Thanks everyone for your input.
Apr 29, 2013 1:05 PM CST
|Very healthy looking plants! It does look like "Wild Leek" (Allium ampeloprasum). If that's what it turns out to be the database could use your great photo's! |
Elephant Garlic (Allium ampeloprasum)
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