Plant ID forum: Bulbs for ID

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actionjackson94
Jul 11, 2015 5:46 PM CST
I found this cluster of weird little white bulbs in the ground. They range from tiny to about the size of a golf ball. They have no stems or anything growing out of them. They look like little onions. I cut one open and its just white on the inside like an onion would be. Anybody know what they could be?
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Jul 11, 2015 6:06 PM CST
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froggardener
Jul 11, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Hi, welcome.
They might be little puffball fungus
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pardalinum
Jul 11, 2015 6:39 PM CST
It looks like some kind of spring blooming bulb. It is dormant now but you can see where the roots were. My guess.
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JRsbugs
Jul 11, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Have you any Allium bulbs?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=allium+bulbs&biw=1440&bih=...
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Bonehead
Jul 11, 2015 9:10 PM CST
Welcome Jackson. I'd leave them be, make a note where they are, then see what comes up next spring. Are you new to your place?
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Sharon
Jul 11, 2015 9:42 PM CST
In the enlarged picture, it looks to be foliage and bulb of what's commonly called Star of Bethlehem. It pops up occasionally around here, too, usually in shady spots.

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 11, 2015 9:43 PM CST
Whenever I pull up spring-blooming clover, sort of like oxalis I find they are little bulbs like that. My clover dies back in the summer. But I am sure the little bulbs thrive because they come back every winter. Grumbling I don't know the name of the plant but maybe someone knows what I am trying to talk about?
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bamira
Jul 11, 2015 10:10 PM CST
[quote="Sharon"]In the enlarged picture, it looks to be foliage and bulb of what's commonly called Star of Bethlehem. It pops up occasionally around here, too, usually in shady spots.

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)
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I also thought, but it is as big as a golf ball, Thumbs down
Ornithogalum-umbellatum me is growing everywhere, also so It has around the small bulbs
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greene
Jul 11, 2015 10:31 PM CST
Welcome! actionjackson94...(whew, long name!)
In this link, photo 3 of 14 shows a larger bulb using a coin as size reference.
https://extension.umass.edu/landscape/weeds/ornithogalum-umb...

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JRsbugs
Jul 12, 2015 5:56 AM CST
If the leaves in the first photo are the same as the bulbs, they resemble some species of Allium. Check out Allium canadense .. in the first link, scroll along the photos where you will find similar leaves with some dying foliage.

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/allium/canadense...

http://www.nortonnaturals.com/product-p/ac.htm
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JRsbugs
Jul 12, 2015 6:05 AM CST
A photo of my emerging Ornithogalum umbellatum on 1st January 2013 ..

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froggardener
Jul 12, 2015 2:34 PM CST
Hahaha, I guess I always have fungus on the brain, LOL
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greene
Jul 12, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Maybe you are a moldy-oldie. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jul 12, 2015 3:01 PM CST
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