i tried to take a photo but it didn't come out well so i'll describe it as best i can. i planted some poppies in a certain area. what is coming up is thin and almostlooks like a rounbd blade of grass. i pulled one out and below ground level it turns white and at the base is a white ball of white fibrous moisture. like a little round tuber or bulb. any ideas, or would you like me to pull another and try to photo it again.? don't know if they are weeds or poppy's? i sure don't want to raise any weeds this year. :-) thanks debi z
Hi, Debi z. I've transplanted more somniferum poppies than I care to think about this spring, so if that is the type you are referring to, they don't have a bulbous root, but rather, a long, thin tap root. The same is basically true for most of the poppies, including orientals and Icelandic. I've checked my photos for an example, but couldn't find anything. It would help to know what kind of poppies you are starting.
there are alliums there but they have not blossomed yet and it is there first year there. i planted a mix of wildflowers and others there last year. maybe it is something that decided to wait until this year to come up. i'll try to get a picture, but it's raining right now. suppose to off and on through memorial day. :-( well the flowers and plants need the rain, so i'll have to plant my containers. thanks ladies, i'll get that photo here for you.
weezins, they were poppies you sent me. :) one is the somniferum and i forget the other, i'll have to look on the tag. did those brain cells come in yet? or did i misplace them?
Sounds like you have liatris babies. They are quite often put in wildflower mixes, and do develope bulbs. The tops also look like a rounded blade of grass. Do you still have a seed package? If so, check the list of seeds included. Bet ya 5 bucks it's on the list.