Plant ID forum: No clue what this is...

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Name: Beth
Greenwood, IN (Zone 6a)
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BPadilla
May 6, 2017 8:15 PM CST
My neighbor has this plant growing on the back end of their yard by their fence. A area that they rarely take care of. I'm curious to know what this plant can be. So far there is no flowers or stems. Just this long flat leaves. And they are growing pretty flat at the base of the plant. Any ideas??


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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 6, 2017 9:09 PM CST
They appear to be Bearded Iris. Keep watching - they are just starting to get buds in my area.
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Name: Beth
Greenwood, IN (Zone 6a)
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BPadilla
May 6, 2017 9:55 PM CST
If that's the case I'm going to dig them up. Shhh
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May 6, 2017 10:07 PM CST

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Wait until after it blooms! And the rhizomes should be closer to the surface, if they are covered with too much soil, it may hinder blooms.
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Frillylily
May 6, 2017 10:07 PM CST
This is an iris.
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Frillylily
May 6, 2017 10:08 PM CST
cross posted!

I agree if it doesn't bloom it may not like that spot, or most likely is planted too deep. You should just be able to barely see the top of the rhizome.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 6, 2017 11:14 PM CST
The best time to move them in mid-summer.
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Name: Beth
Greenwood, IN (Zone 6a)
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BPadilla
May 7, 2017 6:54 AM CST
Thanks everyone. Unfortunately I don't think it will bloom due to its location. It's near the edge of their yard and not in a flower bed. That section hasn't been mowed in several weeks and code enforcement has already been contacted for high grass and weeds. I wish I could dig it up now before they mow (if they do).
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 7, 2017 4:01 PM CST
Dig it up!
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Name: Beth
Greenwood, IN (Zone 6a)
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BPadilla
May 7, 2017 4:57 PM CST
@daisyl I probably will

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