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Found on the edge of a small village green in the shade under a tree, in a large clumps.   It appears to be a bulb, similar to a snowdrop..?

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,514

    Could well be an Allium. did it have an oniony smell?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,239

    It looks a bit like one of those 'Walking Onions' aka Egyptian Tree Onions.  

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  • ah I have that in my garden and was wondering what it was!

  • Hi I think its a Summer Snowflake. I bought some bulbs from a Dutch Supplier at a Christmas Market, potted them up and left them in a poly tunnel. They are now beginning to flower -  I would post a picture but the weather is a bit dreich here in Argyll.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 30,547

    I agree with Kathleen - Leucojum

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Allium paradoxum

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,239

    That looks right Nut image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

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    All wrong for leucojum, wrong shape and no green (or yellow) dots on the ends of the petals. Those strange angles and lumpy bits are typical allium

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,514

    Agree, definitely not Leucojum vernum. I thought of the form of Allium paradoxum when I saw the bulbils in the leaf axils. A.p.var normale does not have them and is a rather nice plant.

  • Singing GardenerSinging Gardener EssexPosts: 1,108

    We've had this growing in all the road verges near me in the last couple of years and I'd been wondering what it was! I think it's really pretty.

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