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Old 05-15-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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I live in NH and we've moved into a home with some nice perennials out front. I've identified several of them to be Lilly of the Valley; but there is another rapidly spreading plant (but tall) that has similar flower look/shapes...but completely different leaves/stalks...it really reminds me of short little bamboos (green/light green leaves)...but with lilly of the valley looking flowers...

Any idea what these things are?
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I live in NH and we've moved into a home with some nice perennials out front. I've identified several of them to be Lilly of the Valley; but there is another rapidly spreading plant (but tall) that has similar flower look/shapes...but completely different leaves/stalks...it really reminds me of short little bamboos (green/light green leaves)...but with lilly of the valley looking flowers...

Any idea what these things are?
A photo would help tremendously
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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If it's a shady area, it could possibly be Solomon's Seal... In proper soil conditions, it spreads - I know from experience much to the delight of some family members who've been recipients of my "bounty"
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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Here's a photo of Solomon's Seal:

Moderator cut: image removed

This one is a variegated one, but most of mine are just green...

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Old 05-15-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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Woops, the link doesn't work. I just tried to link but it wasn't my photo. here is one http://education.uncc.edu/droyster/Royster_Gardens/2000/images/Japanese%20Solomon%20Seal.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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Ooops - the link didn't work--I'm trying again...



this one's variegated - most of mine just have green leaves.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Thanks for posting that link! I thought I had some of that but now I think it is Lilly of the Valley, comes back every year under my pine trees.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Ooops - mistakenly posted a photo of Lily of the Valley all by itself

Which one do you have?
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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Ooops - the link didn't work--I'm trying again...



this one's variegated - most of mine just have green leaves.

That's it! Thanks folks!
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