Mystery plant

Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,371

Getting ready for winter in my garden I have started to lift dalhia & begonia tubers, etc. Came across this surprise "tuber" in one of my planters. I know what I had planted there so I know what it is, but was not expecting it to look like that. Can you identify it? Size about 5cm in diametre.

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Last edited: 20 November 2017 15:30:29

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  • It looks a bit like an Allium Bulb to me.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,231

    I would say its a bit left over from the dahlia. It won’t grow again.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,231

    Sorry Edit doesn’t work, if you know what it is, do tell.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,371

    This morning I lifted the second specimen of my "mystery plant" and its tubers look radically different. image

    Some clues: this plant is cultivated as an edible veg, but the variety I had planted is grown for its very decorative foliage. Hope that helps!

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,604

    Salsify??

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  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 2,239

    Or Jerusalem Artichoke? The thin roots look a bit like Skirret  or Seakale as well. 

    AB Still learning

  • lost potatoe?

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,371

    @Lida,

    You are getting close. Please note that both photos refer to the very same plant, although not the same specimen.

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  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 316

    Crambe maritima?

    East Anglia
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,371

    Any more guesses?

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