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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Please— can anyone identify this plant.
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    I was cleaning a flower plot and came across this. The stem is a bit longer than my forearm and it is hollow. The roundish seed pods are weighty enough to have caused the stem to collapse.

    I found no leaves at the base of the plant.

    So then, if you can discover, or already recognise this mystery plant, please let me know.
     
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  3. Pacnorwest

    Pacnorwest Hardy Maple

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    Can you post a pic? Would help a great deal to help ID.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Pac —What a dumbell I am. I forgot to include the pic. I was asking a lot wasn’t I.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Looks like a hyacinth Sjoerd.
     
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    Daniel W Hardy Maple

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    Probably Hyacinthoides, otherwise known as Scilla or Bluebell.

    Hyacinth is also a possibility.

    Most likely, it was moved there by gnomes as a prank. Their sense of mischief is world renowned.
     
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    no problem I have had a few of those moments myself… especially when overloaded and super buzzy.

    I agree it looks like hyacinth must be a bulb in that pot too. Maybe save the seeds . It will take a few years to bloom but it would be your very own flower to propagate with a new color. I have tried cross pollinating amaryllis. Not much luck so far but fun to try.
     
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    Palustris Young Pine

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    In either case, the seeds when ripe are a nice shiny black.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Thank you, one and all. I believe that you are right about it being a hyacinth. I have never seen a hyacinth flower stem that long— it is about three times the length of the normal flowering stem. I shall try and remember to mark that place and / or save some seeds.

    Ta for the description of their seeds’ appearance, Palu.
     
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