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Old 04-19-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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Forgive me if this has already been answered, I searched but couldn't find it.

Not having a camera, no pic, this plant has spike leaves with a stripe down the middle, the flower is cute almost like a miniature tuliip (sort of a stretch, I know).

I had a few last year, in the backyard, which I dug up. I did research (didn't write it down) I can't find them online this year.

This year they are in the front flower beds. When you dig them up they have a bulb, which is strange.

If someone could give me a clue, a name, I'd appreciate it and I'll write it down and bookmark it, too!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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crocus?

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Old 04-19-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Crocus.

They are ornamental bulbs, early blooming, and not usually considered *a weed*.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Thank you so much, I feel rather silly now! I bought this house in Fall '07 so last year was the first year I got used to all the perennial plants all around the house and garage. I've only had hostas before so its all new to me.

Thing of it is these have a tiny little bulb and they were not around last year except in one area of the back yard. Now they are showing up in quite a few places plus right in the middle of some other low growing plants (sort of like sedum).

Thanks for your patience and for answering me, sorry about the weed part!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Lynbrook
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OMG! I just pulled a couple of those out today - dang! They didn't have a flower but the leaves look exactly the same and the root was a bulb. Luckily, I had only pulled two out before I noticed the bulb and thought, "Hey wait, that might not be a weed" Glad I came on here - got my question answered and I didn't even have to ask it. Thanks!
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