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Plant Identification: SOLVED: grass like plant with pink flower

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missyjosey
Frederick, MD

May 23, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8582889

I don't recall what this plant is called. Grass like plant (similar to liriope). It spreads by runners. It will send up one shoot with a pinkish flower.

Striped leaves.

Thank you in advance

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gregr18
Bridgewater, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8582907

Very nice, I think you have one of the Zephyranthes, perhaps Z. rosea or similar species. Rain Lily is the common name.
missyjosey
Frederick, MD

May 23, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8582920

lol so the flower and the grass like plant are not connected...

I just moved the plants to this area, the flowers just started showing up.

I do recall putting some rain lilies in last year. Thought they all had died, never saw a bloom, there are no leaves associated with the flower, just a flower sticking up out of the ground. We have had a lot of rain.

Thanks
gregr18
Bridgewater, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2011
6:05 PM

Post #8582933

Oh, I think the grass-like blades are the foliage of the rain lily. I don't have this particular one, I grow Z. citrina, a smaller yellow one in pots, and the flower scapes are separate from the foliage.
missyjosey
Frederick, MD

May 23, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8582956

The striped grass like plant survived our winter here, zone 6ish. We got down to -6 briefly. So I don't think the plant is associated with the flower. Maybe my rain lilies just want to flower and not grow leaves. It says they are zone 8

Thanks
gregr18
Bridgewater, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2011
6:23 PM

Post #8582990

That's interesting, I assumed that you were warmer than I was down in MD, but yes, I read about them after your comment, and they do in fact throw flowers up from time to time without showing foliage.
missyjosey
Frederick, MD

May 23, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8582997

Well then I have liriope, and next to it a rain lily lol

Thank you very much

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