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MiscMisc Posts: 6

Could anyone identify this plant for me please.  However much I dig it up, it is spreading around my garden.  Thanks.

 

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  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Looks like wild garlic?

     

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  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    What does it smell like?

  • MiscMisc Posts: 6

    It doesn't smell of garlic, but the flower is fragrant.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,860

    Can we see more of how it is growing please?  The whole plant image


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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Possibly polianthes tuberosa, but the flowers don't look quite right and it might be a bit early unless you are somewhere warmer than most of the UK.  As Dove says, a better photo of the whole plant might help. image

    Edit: just read the bit about spreading, so it's not that as they are tricky to grow.

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297

    It looks like Allium siculum (syn Nectaroscordum siculum). There are two forms of this, a large tall plant which is reasonably well behaved and a smaller version which is an absolute thug.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,860

    I know the big one and the flowers do look similar, but that's quite tall isn't it - I seem to remember 3ft ish - that's why I asked to see the whole plant - to get an idea of scale.


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  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    It looks a bit like nectaroscordum but I don't think it grows all that vigorously!

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  • MickgallMickgall Posts: 19

    Does it have squarish, brittle stems, if so it could be greater stitchwort.

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