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steveTusteveTu Posts: 3,031
Must be my month for finding things I've never seen before. Just out cutting the grass (or should I say, kicking up some dust - it's still that dry even after the recent storms) - and I saw this thing in amongst some viburnums. It stands about 3" high off a single stem.

The area where it is growing was largely replanted three years or so back with a mix of acers and viburnums - and it wasn't there before and I don't recall it since. I may have thought it was a weed (is it?) before and pulled it up before it flowered.....!
UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249
    Brodiaea laxa probably in the form Queen Fabiola. Lot of name changes around this genus so it may be called something else now.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    It's now called Triteileia laxa.  Isn't it a little beauty?  I have one little tuft of it in my garden, I saved seed last year and I think I have a couple of them growing, but it might just be grass, or the ineradicable grape hyacinth, it's hard to tell them apart.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 3,031
    Both - thanks. Just looked up the Triteleia laxa and that looks like it.
    I think the best thing is coming across these plants that I never knew we had - hopefully I'll get some from the seeds and grow some more. I've just read that the leaves can look like grass - so I've probably seen that and pulled it up.
    Lovely little flower though eh?
    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249
    edited June 2019
    Had it in our last garden and it seeded all over the place and because we also planted the white version of it we got a lot of slightly different colours. Also comes in yellow.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 1,011
    That really is very pretty.
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