Fife, United Kingdom
New gardener, new (to me) garden... discovering the joys of things popping up from the ground when I least expect it, including this. I wonder if you might help me identify it. It's everywhere (borders between lawn/patio, under some fairly patchy hedging on the west side of the garden, etc). It looked like a worm/snake hybrid when it was first popping up from the ground, and in the summer it will produce 'fingers' of yellow bell-like flowers from each stem.
I know a photo in March is not the best to go by, but does anyone have any ideas what it might be? I would hate to think that I'm caring for a common weed.
After the yellow flowers and stems died off in the autum, it left papery/woody hollow stems which pulled up easily (I was going through a stripping-back phase). Little did I know then that there was a whole network of underground roots/rhizomes/crowns storing up it's floweryness for this year!
Thanks in advance,
- 1 Apr, 2009