Plant ID forum: What plant is this? Its planted in a garden bed but may be a flower?

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Willamina, Or
bladerunner3311
Feb 10, 2018 6:42 PM CST
This is starting to come out of the garden bed. I have no idea what this is. I thought it may be a flower of some kind. We just bought this property and there is another bed next to it that may be flowers too!
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ctcarol
Feb 10, 2018 6:45 PM CST
Looks like Iris to me.
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pardalinum
Feb 10, 2018 6:48 PM CST
And they look like they badly need dividing!
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purpleinopp
Feb 11, 2018 7:18 AM CST
Looks like they are some kind of "bearded Iris":
https://garden.org/plants/sear...

I would wait until after they bloom to disturb.
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Willamina, Or
bladerunner3311
Feb 11, 2018 10:56 AM CST
I want to dig them all up! I have two big beds if these. These are in a fenced vegetable garden.

I was going to offer them to people on Craigslist for free. Which I have done before when we bought another plave where there were a ton of Iris everywhere.

Will it hurt them to just dig them out? Should I wait a few weeks?
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DaisyI
Feb 11, 2018 6:07 PM CST
I would wait for two reasons:

You may have something spectacular - you don't know what you're giving away.

Iris do best when divided after they bloom.

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Willamina, Or
bladerunner3311
Feb 11, 2018 6:36 PM CST
Ok I will wait Daisyl. Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate your info.

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