Plant identification

nivlacnivlac Posts: 50
my lad brought this back from boys brigade the other week it is now shooting up but no one knows what he has planted any ideas, thanks
http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa340/nivlac75/20130317_182418_zpsc4f7b81f.jpg

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,503

    Looks a bit like a whole garlic bulb has been planted, with each clove sending up a separate stem of leaves - rubbing one of the leaves will soon tell you if it's that!  Definitely a bulb of some sort.

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  • nivlacnivlac Posts: 50
    we did think maybe onion or somthing just off to give it a rub
  • nivlacnivlac Posts: 50
    just seems to smell of grass
  • nivlacnivlac Posts: 50
    when will i be able to work out what they are, do i need to unplant and re plant to get an idea? thanks
  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 701

    I have iris shoots coming up which look like that - but I suppose there are a huge number of plants which look the same at the root stage.   My bulbs were planted back in October/November though but are the same size as in your photo.

  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 701

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    I have iris shoots coming up which look ' a bit'  like that - but I suppose there are a huge number of plants which look the same at the root stage.   My bulbs were planted back in October/November though.   Do you think it was flower or vegetable he planted?  Could it be a fritillary if it's a flower?

  • nivlacnivlac Posts: 50
    I honestly do not know if it???s a flower or veg, he just bought it back and said I planted something when will it grow, he???s only 8 and makes me laugh because he gets up every day and has a sulk because it hasn???t grown even though when he planted it nothing was showing at all, he expects to go to sleep and wake up the next day and there be a huge flower or something there LOL bless him
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