Plant ID forum: Yellow flower

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 25, 2018 8:03 AM CST
This was given to me when visiting a home near us. I've never seen it before.
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The owner simply broke off a few stems with flowers, and
said she didn't know what it was, but very easy to grow.

The plant was about 2ft tall with a stalk of flowers adding another 1ft.
The leaves appear to be hollow, like green onions, but grow in one plane on the
stalk.

I planted them ~3 weeks ago without any roots (in pots and in the ground)......so far they
are holding up without losing any turgor, and still blooming. Looks very nice mixed with
Snowdrops.

Hoping to see new growth soon. Smiling


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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2018 9:04 AM CST
Looks like Bulbine: https://garden.org/plants/sear...

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 25, 2018 11:24 AM CST
@plantladylin Thank You!

Grows like a weed in Austin, Texas. Smiling
http://austinnativelandscaping...
Austin Native Landscaping: "This aloe looking perennial is a sure candidate for most Xeriscape designs in Austin. The blooms are stellar, very unique and interesting. We install it as a low layer in our Xeriscape flowerbed designs. The plant also performs really well in pots. Remember to place Bulbine in full sun as the plant really enjoys and thrives in that environment. You may want to trim the spent blooms or leave them untouched."

Here are more images (would post, but may be copyrighted)
https://www.google.com/imgres?...
It's going to be one of my favorites! Thumbs up
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Feb 25, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Oh boy! I have to find some of that...xeric and grows in my zone.
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Feb 25, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Some more interesting info from Wiki....and a long list of species.
Bulbine is a genus of plants in the family Asphodelaceae and subfamily Asphodeloideaenamed for the bulb-shaped tuber of many species. It was formerly placed in the Liliaceae. It is found chiefly in Southern Africa ,with a few species extending into tropical Africa and a few others in Australia and Yemen
......And Austin, Texas! Green Grin!

Bulbine is a genus of succulent plants with flowers borne in lax or compound racemes. The flowers are usually yellow, with bearded stamens; some species have white, orange, or pink flowers. Several species are grown in gardens, especially B. frutescens.

Species of Bulbine resemble Haworthia and Aloe in appearance, but with soft, fleshy leaves and tuberous roots or a caudex. They are shrubs, weedy perennials, dwarf geophytes, and soft annuals. Many of the dwarf species have small, dome-shaped tubers.

Dormancy usually extends from late spring to autumn, but it varies among species and in different conditions. The leaves die and drop, the roots contract into the caudex, and the aboveground parts wither. Propagation is mostly by seed, but some species form multiple heads or offsets and can be propagated with cuttings.

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