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Lilith
Durham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2002
1:06 AM

Post #26470

this bulb came up this spring and ive completely forgetten what it was.. does anybody have any ideas? ethiopian something or other springs to mind..

lil

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Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

April 8, 2002
1:10 AM

Post #238944

I don't know what it is, but it sure is pretty.
Lilith
Durham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2002
1:36 AM

Post #238963

it's quite small, those are foxglove leaves on the left and lemon balm on the right.

lil
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


April 8, 2002
1:57 AM

Post #238971

It looks like a species tulip. Is the leaf striped ... or is that just the way the light hit it? I can't tell if the flowers is white or yellow. I'd say tulipa tarda of it's yellow.
Lilith
Durham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2002
2:05 AM

Post #238977

no it's just a plain leaf, the sun was shining :) i don't think it's a tulip mind you..
Baa

April 8, 2002
9:07 AM

Post #239059

I agree with Poppysue it looks remarkably like a species Tulip.
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2002
10:22 AM

Post #239062

I agree also with poppysue, and also that it is Tulipa tarda, since it has more blooms per stem, and only grows to about 2 1/2 - 3 inches tall.

All the best

Wintermoor
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


April 8, 2002
11:27 AM

Post #239066

Some of the species tulips are very tiny. Take a look at these pics on the google search
http://images.google.com/images?q=tulipa tarda&hl=en&btnG=Google Search
Lilith
Durham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2002
1:50 PM

Post #239131

hmm i think you might be right, just that ethiopian name kinda springs to mind, oh well.. thanks wintermoor and poppysue!

lil
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

April 8, 2002
11:37 PM

Post #239356

just to stir things up a bit more it could be tulip turkestanica.

Mark
Baa

April 9, 2002
12:09 AM

Post #239370

Or T biflora despite its name it can carry 3 flowers

This message was edited Monday, Apr 8th 8:11 PM
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2002
12:16 AM

Post #239372

Hi Mark,
I don't think it's T. turkestanica since their stems are quite thin, and there is only one flowerhead per stem. This plant has quite a sturdy stem and multiple flowers.

Hi Baa,
I don't know T. bifolia so I can't say neither yea, nor nay.


All the best

Wintermoor
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2002
12:26 AM

Post #239376

Baa,

sorry T. biflora, sorry for the typo

All the best

Wintermoor
Baa

April 9, 2002
12:27 AM

Post #239377

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Baa

April 9, 2002
12:28 AM

Post #239378

It's ok Wintermoor that's why I editied my post above LOL
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2002
12:30 AM

Post #239380

Baa

Don't they have longer stamens, I just had a wee look at a site http://www.gartendatenbank.de/pflanzen/tulipa/index.htm
and I still think it's tarda.

All the best

Wintermoor
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2002
12:35 AM

Post #239383

Baa

now you've got me going on this, and all that just before I jump into the sack.

It could also be T. biflora, when you see the leaves on both in that link...

Oh well it's a nice flower anyway ;-)

All the best

Wintermoor
Baa

April 9, 2002
12:43 AM

Post #239387

It's always hard to judge close species by a pic isn't it! I understand stamens and anthers are an important factor in deciding some of the dwarf species. You are probably right but I thought T tarda has more fellow in the centre of the bloom.

Lil does it have a funny smell?
Lilith
Durham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 9, 2002
3:19 PM

Post #239645

no, but not a great deal of smell either.. it's gone over now anyway :( so i can't smell it again. i could take a pic of the seed heads if that helps...?

lil
Baa

April 9, 2002
7:51 PM

Post #239830

I'm not sure the seedheads would be significantly different enough to be able to tell from a pic Lil but I guess it couldn't hurt.

Poppysue has put up a link for T tarda, here is one for T turkestanica
http://w1.155.telia.com/~u15508577/Maj2001/tulipa.JPG

T biflora (syn polychroma)
http://www.tekniskaverken.se/tekniskaverken/hushall/aret_i_tradgarden/images/tulipa_polychroma1.jpg

I'm sure there are other tulips with a yellow eye too
Lilith
Durham
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2002
10:54 AM

Post #240852

it looks a lot like the T turkestanica thanks to you all!

lil

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