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What are these plants?


1. The purple flower

2. The green bundles


  • turmericturmeric Posts: 825

    The first look like crocus but the second look like bluebells but it seems too early for bluebells.  If you crush the leaves of the second ones and they smell like onions they'll be something in the allium family.  Could be wild garlic (Allium ursinum)?

  • The second one do smell like spring onion. Thank you.

  • turmericturmeric Posts: 825

    Definitely in the allium family then and not bluebells.  They should flower eventually and then it'll be easier to identify which type they are.image

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,193

    Purple ones are definitely crocus, the green ones are almost certainly alliums (member of the onion family, could be any colour on the purple spectrum or white ones. Can be spectacular if they are the big ones but I've found they do seed quite a lot (the very thin leaves you can see). Flower in May/June same time as tulips.

    At the bottom of the green bundles, though the very short rosetty shoots look like hyacinths coming up. They can be white, pink or blue ones and have a beautiful scent so well worth keeping and will probably flower late Feb/March.

    Lucky you!

    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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