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Can anyone identify this plant for me please. I don't think it is from the allium family as there is not an onion smell to the leaves. Sorry the picture is not too clear,



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It is a poor picture, Cinderella, (you were too close to the flower and it is out of focus) but it 'could' be an orchid.

9 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks Bb . Sorry about the quality, will try to do better next time !!

9 Jun, 2010

 

Have changed the picture Bb. Not much better I think.

9 Jun, 2010

 

has it any leaves?

9 Jun, 2010

 

Yes, narrow leaves, a bit like an allium.

9 Jun, 2010

 

Well, not an orchid!

9 Jun, 2010

 

An Allium having a bad hair day?

9 Jun, 2010

 

It is a strange one isn't it, I vaguely remember planting them years ago, and thought it was some kind of grape hyacinth, but there you go. It does look like a bad hair day Dorjac !!

9 Jun, 2010

 

Looks like a very poor Allium schubertii does it not?

9 Jun, 2010

 

Sorry to show my ignorance Owdboggy, but I don't know what that is. It doesnt have an oniony scent to it.

9 Jun, 2010

 

Some Alliums do not have a very pronounced onion smell. Indeed some of them have a decidely unpleasant non onion aroma.

9 Jun, 2010

 

Right. But this one has no smell at all. Thanks for trying to help.

9 Jun, 2010

 

I think Owdb is right... a poor specimen of Allium schubertii

9 Jun, 2010

 

OK then, thanks everyone for all your help.

9 Jun, 2010

 

I think you might be right Cinderella. I have just gone out and looked at a row of bulbs I moved last year. I seem to recall they were planted as a rather unattractive grape hyacynths. They are now about 18 inches tall with green seeds at the bottom what look like spent flowers higher up. There was a scruffly top knot of mauve flowers which is now fine dried up strands. Strange plant. Can't name it I'm afraid.

10 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks for that Dorjac. I really feel that is not a member of the allium family.

10 Jun, 2010

How do I say thanks?

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