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Flower ID

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Flower ID

by 3 years ago
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Foliage is about 4in tall, flowers in mid spring. Photo attached

DT
3 years ago
Can someone identify this flower for me it is a bulb and the flowers size is a little larger than a nickel. Thank you in advance.
MM
3 years ago
I think it's perhaps an Ipheion although I don't know one this colour
HJ
3 years ago
I believe its a Hesperantha also called Schizostylis. I thinks its a member of the iris family. Its lovely at this time of year and also comes in other shades of pink-coral.
DT
3 years ago
Sorry but I don't think it is either of those, I have both the Ipheion and the Schizostylis and it doesn't look like either. The Schizo. is too tall. Not trying to be difficult I have a large collection of plant types. Actually I think , hope it is a hybrid of 2 bulbs, watsonia and byzantine gladiola or else a very old cultivar that lay dormant for a lot of years.
AJ
3 years ago
It looks like Anomatheca laxa (also known as Lapeirousia laxa & Freesia laxa). Self seeding bulb and it's a really lovely plant! Hope this helps!
LC
3 years ago
JN
3 years ago
Cocolasia?
GA
3 years ago
I believe its a rain lily, also known as a fairy lily. I have one that is pink. The foliage is like that of alliums, but the flowers look more like lilies, but smaller.
DT
3 years ago
Alison Jones, Thank you the mystery is solved! It is the Anomatheca laxa, I was given a plant years ago and a glad. byzantine was with it. I think birds must have dispersed the seed to another area in my yard. There is quite a colony there now, I marked where they are because of their small size. If you don't have any and would like a few tiny bulbs let me know. Thank you again.
AJ
3 years ago
That's kind of you Debbie, and thank you for the offer. I only know it because I grow them myself. They have lovely deep red shiny seeds, and they do shed themselves quite prolifically. I'm glad we solved the mystery for you! 😊

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