Plant ID forum: New garden-- need help figuring out what I have here... K

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LatterDayDuranie
May 4, 2017 2:21 AM CST
Hi everyone!

I recently moved to a new region of the country (Pacific NW). The house we bought has a very established (and beautiful) garden. But there are several plants that I have no idea what they are. I have lived in the desert southwest most of my life, and there are very few plants that are in common between here and there. I'm going to need some help with ID's if I'm gonna have any hope of keeping the garden looking beautiful

So first up is this plant:

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I had to dig up and move some of these plants because they had spread out from the flowerbed where they were originally planted to the adjoining lawn area and had spread under part of a bush, too. I'm not sure if transplanting them at this time of year will affect this year's blooming, but it had to be done.... Certainly if they'd gotten mowed down they wouldn't have bloomed anyway, so I figured I had nothing to lose by trying. Shrug!

So, can anyone tell what it is? I don't need to know the cultivar or anything—— just what type of plant it is.... Hopefully someone will recognize it even though it hasn't flowered yet. Crossing Fingers!

Thanks.

Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
May 4, 2017 2:49 AM CST
This is a lily of some sort. It looks as if it had not already bloomed.

P.S. Welcome here. I just moved from the south to the northeast so I've had several of those, "WTF is this?" moments. It's strange how just a few hours distance can totally change your gardening experience. Please fill out your profile and stick around! :)
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LatterDayDuranie
May 4, 2017 3:16 AM CST
Wow that was fast.... Thanks.

I honestly had no idea that's what lilies looked like without their flowers.... the ones I've gotten in flower arrangements definitely never had foliage that looks like mine... (Maybe certain varieties have been hybridized to be less leafy for florists...idk)

Well, hopefully they will still bloom in their new spot... I found a nice "blank" area in the round-about part of my driveway. I suspect that it was formerly used for annuals, but I think these will fit right in, and there's plenty of room to spread, but they can only go so far because of how the area is built up.
Regardless, I'll still get to see the flowers on the ones I didn't move, I guess.

Well, thanks again. I'm still working on posting some of the other things I need id'd.

Guess I'm not the only night owl around. Green Grin!
Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
May 4, 2017 3:54 AM CST
I work overnight so I'm usually awake.

Plants called "lily" can vary A LOT. There are several different genera using the common name "lily."

If I had to guess I'd say this one belongs in the genus Lilium--but I couldn't absolutely swear to that without seeing the blooms.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 4, 2017 12:40 PM CST
Possibly an Asiatic Lily.

LatterDayDuranie
May 15, 2017 12:57 PM CST
ctcarol said:Possibly an Asiatic Lily.


Thanks... I hope Crossing Fingers! you're right... "googling" asiatic lily--- the ones that came up in an image search are really nice flowers.
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