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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
Name: Larry
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Jul 11, 2015 6:17 PM CST
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Hi, welcome.
They might be little puffball fungus
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Jul 11, 2015 6:39 PM CST
Name: Connie
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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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Jul 11, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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Have you any Allium bulbs?

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Jul 11, 2015 9:10 PM CST
Name: Deb
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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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Jul 11, 2015 9:42 PM CST
Name: Sharon
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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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Jul 11, 2015 9:43 PM CST
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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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Jul 11, 2015 10:10 PM CST

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Sharon said: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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Jul 11, 2015 10:31 PM CST
Name: greene
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Welcome! actionjackson94...(whew, long name!)
In this link, photo 3 of 14 shows a larger bulb using a coin as size reference.
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Jul 12, 2015 5:56 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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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.

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Jul 12, 2015 6:05 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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A photo of my emerging Ornithogalum umbellatum on 1st January 2013 ..

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Jul 12, 2015 2:34 PM CST
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Hahaha, I guess I always have fungus on the brain, LOL
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Jul 12, 2015 2:43 PM CST
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Jul 12, 2015 3:01 PM CST
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