rainbowgardener wrote:It is a bit non-descript at the moment. At some point it probably flowered or will flower and will be much more identifiable.
The daylilies mentioned above have rhizomes not bulbs.
Some of the alliums have strap like foliage like that, as well as spider lily and surprise lily/ pink lady and other things. Possibly even daffodil foliage after it has bloomed, but that would usually be more rounded tips and anyway it would have just bloomed so you would know that.
Hmmm... well what I have pictured is always nondescript, and has never ever bloomed.
They also never die back. They stay looking like that pretty much always.
Well, except in the winter snow they seem to either die back or at least hunker down or something. Here's the area they're in...
You can see them on either side here... tall grass like stuff on either side.
Here are some pictures same area from winter:
I know they have bulbs because I transplanted them from one side to the other, to make a path up through and thinned them out somewhat. They were even more crowded when I did this last spring.
It was last year when I just started into this ground gardening thing... so I really can't describe the bulbs accurately from memory.
I do have some allium in the same area, that bloomed recently. Those had much stronger sort of leaves, and larger more rounded bulbs maybe.
Not quite sure how to describe that. The alliums just seemed to have a bit more fortitude or something.
It could be that these have never gotten enough sun to bloom?
Could be at some point in the past they bloomed when the surrounding trees were not so big I suppose.
Only thing I can think of now to do would be to transplant a few of them to a sunny location and see what happens in the future at some point.
When I do that I'll try & remember to take a picture of the exposed bulbs.