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Mar 1, 2017 4:25 PM CST
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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My grandson came over about 4 weeks ago and gave me this little pot with (what I had thought was) grass. It was under 1/4" tall at the time. Anyway, I thought it was cute of him (he's 6) I put it in a big sunny wimdow, watered it & It began to grow. As it got bigger we could see it was not grass. My son noticed little bulbs right at the top. Ok, we then thougt it was a bunch of baby onions. But my hubby says onipns always smell like onions, and there is no detectable oder of onion or anything else. So can someone tell me what I have a pot of? Thank You! sorry, had to resize them first.


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Mar 1, 2017 4:32 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Agoo, please show us a photo of this little pot of 'grass'.
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Mar 1, 2017 4:39 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Grape Hyacinth looks a lot like grass when it is very young...
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Mar 1, 2017 6:23 PM CST
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Possibly some type of ornithogalum species? Maybe O. umbellatum? Just a guess.
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Mar 1, 2017 6:45 PM CST
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Porkpal, I couldt vet that lucky to have them be a whole pot of grape hyicenthse lol, but thanms for the thought Lovey dubby
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Mar 1, 2017 8:36 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Looks very much like my Zepheranthes
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Mar 1, 2017 10:00 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Those flat blades make me think Zephyranthes also. If so, they need more water.
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Mar 2, 2017 12:31 AM CST
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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I had to look up that Zephyranthes as I was not familar with it. I have no idea where he even got seeds for rainlilies. I never had any. When he brought them in & I just thought they wete just a pot of grass. I know the green pit had been laying out in the yard empty. When I asked him where he got the plants from. He just made a vague reference to out under my picnick table right out in front of my house. I didn't want to hurt his feelings. So I just dropped the subject.
Yesyerday I asked him to help me transplant them
They seemed like they wete getting over crowded in that little pot. Still thinking them to be onions we transplanted them inro a raised bed in my unheated greenhouse. Sorta like a cold frame. We did water them Rolling on the floor laughing Might be fun to see what they do. I tip my hat to you.
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