Can anyone identify please?

Gill DGill D Posts: 6


Hi, can anyone identify this please. It has not flowered for 3 years, seems to be evergreen and has a shallow root system.

I thought it might be crocosmia but I can't see any corms.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.






  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,386

    I don't know what its called Gill, but it looks very much like something I pull up every year.  It never flowers but springs up all over the place. It suddenly appeared about 4/5 years ago. In fact I've just dug one out this morning from a border and pulled  another one out that was growing in one of my pots. Sometimes I've even had it growing in the lawnimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,416

    Possibly Liriope muscari?


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  • Gill DGill D Posts: 6

    Hi Dovefromabove, I have liriope muscari and I don't think it is that as this is much much bigger.

    Hi Star gaze lily - oh dear i really hope not.. i was hoping it might be something nice.  Are your leaves about 2ft long? 

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    Could it be Carex?

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,386
    1. Yes Gill they are, image Mines definitley not Liriope. Doesn't have flowers, but sometimes 4ft long brown seed type stems. Leaves are broad and thick.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,386

    Oh heck, sorry. Don't know why I've got a 1 and a dot image Tried to get rid of it, but wouldn't let me.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,386

    Just looked up Carex Mark, some look very similar but not sure. Really gets on my nerves tho, always digging it up image

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,122

    Might be iris fotedissima.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,392

    Iris feotidissima has a flat fan shaped leaf arrangement. Carex have a ridge down the back giving a triangular appearance. I can't enlarge this to see what you have here  but it's not any sort of iris

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 11,386

    The leaf looks very much like what I dug up today Nut image

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