Nixxie
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Can anyone identify this?

It's everywhere ... under my trees, in the grass, in the garden. It's hardy as hell and if you step on a sprout barefoot, it hurts. I literally tripped over one. The root system is crazy thick and looks like an octopus with 29 billionty arms. I have looked everywhere and asked everyone I know and no one knows.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Can anyone identify this?

Kinda looks like wandering jew. But based on your description it probably isn't.

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Re: Can anyone identify this?

I don't think it is a wandering jew since it is growing in the yard like a weed.

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Oh Applestar! That might be them! I will check.

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Re: Can anyone identify this?

I don't think it is the Day Lilies. This is what it looks like as it is growing.
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It does look like wandering jew. Could it be some kind of wild ginger? Where do you live?
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southern-ish Ontario. Canada.

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It is possible. Is it a monocot? Orchids will bloom but sometimes only once a year. Definition of an orchid. The flower has three petals and three sepals. All orchids are monocots. They grow from rhizomes.

It may be some kind of ladyslipper orchid.

However, you said the plants stay small and these orchids get quite tall.
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