Does anyone know what this is? Plant, weed or bulb?

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  • Paul M Paul M on Apr 11, 2012
    I looks like it could be a giant reed. But being that small it is hard to tell yet what it truly is.
  • Tammy P Tammy P on Apr 11, 2012
    it is a type of lily
  • Carol H Carol H on Apr 11, 2012
    Could be Garlic
  • Suzi B Suzi B on Apr 11, 2012
    when in dought I'd let it grow some more it might end up being your favorite plant in the garden. Let us know what you find out. You can always take a picture and go to your gardening store maybe they can tell you..
  • Donna Marie P Donna Marie P on Apr 11, 2012
    It definitely looks like a lily of some sort
  • Tina S Tina S on Apr 11, 2012
    I would guess it to be a tiger lily plant
  • Kris S Kris S on Apr 11, 2012
    I agree...looks like some type of lily.
  • Melissa J Melissa J on Apr 11, 2012
    I BELIEVE IT'S SOME KIND OF A CANE PLANT, HAS WHITE FLOWERS, MAYBE GINGER I THINK
  • Barbara C Barbara C on Apr 11, 2012
    looks like it is going to flower soon, then you will be able to tell what it is. But, I would be willing to bet it's not a weed and maybe a bulb
  • Kristina S Kristina S on Apr 11, 2012
    If it lacks hairs, it might be a daylily. If it has hairs on its stalk, it might be spiderwort (widow's tears). This is sold in garden centers, but is invasive and I pull them out (they tend to break off at the ground, so spraying them might be best.
  • Michelle B Michelle B on Apr 11, 2012
    Looks like the folliage around it is established, so give it a month and you'll know!
  • Diane B Diane B on Apr 11, 2012
    It looks something like my ornamental grass!
  • Judy B Judy B on Apr 11, 2012
    i think it garlic it will run up a round ball of flowers before ready
  • Nancy F Nancy F on Apr 11, 2012
    Hard to tell the size from the photo. Could be a lily of some kind, probably does have flowers, looks familiar, will show to my husband later, he will know
  • Charlotte J Charlotte J on Apr 11, 2012
    from the surrounding foliage, I believe it is some type of lily,
  • Portrait Gardens Portrait Gardens on Apr 11, 2012
    Looks like Arundo donax, Giant Reed Grass
  • Kathleen B Kathleen B on Apr 11, 2012
    I agree it looks like some kind of lily.
  • Sharon Kay W Sharon Kay W on Apr 11, 2012
    Looks as if it's going to bloom soon,then you may be able to identify!Good luck!Let us know! :D
  • Kathleen B Kathleen B on Apr 11, 2012
    It looks like my tiger lilies
  • Kathleen B Kathleen B on Apr 11, 2012
    Neither regular or elephant garlic looks anything like that....well...at least in my garden.
  • Joanna H Joanna H on Apr 11, 2012
    Type of grass in the fescue family. Could certainly be that Reed Grass as stated above. I pull these before anymore seed.
  • Rich D Rich D on Apr 11, 2012
    triffid
  • Marcy P Marcy P on Apr 11, 2012
    It might be a yarrow lilly looking at pictures on line. This is a perenial lilly that comes back every year. There are so many different types of lilly but not a day lilly for sure. There are even bulbs in lilly form so check to see if it has a bubl down at the root base just move some dirt back.
  • May T May T on Apr 11, 2012
    Looks like a tiger lily
  • Betsey D Betsey D on Apr 11, 2012
    I guessing Easter Lily.
  • Sally H Sally H on Apr 11, 2012
    It is a yucca
  • Jennifer E Jennifer E on Apr 11, 2012
    ive got day lilys and a yucca it is neather of those looks like it may be a type of orantal grass
  • Jo P Jo P on Apr 11, 2012
    looks like an orchid
  • Jo P Jo P on Apr 11, 2012
    or pineapple
  • Liz B Liz B on Apr 11, 2012
    I am guessing ornamental cane?
  • Taywesa W Taywesa W on Apr 11, 2012
    looks like the start of pampas grass
  • Liz B Liz B on Apr 11, 2012
    Thank you, that is it! It should have big fluffy white blossoms if I remember correctly?
  • Teri S Teri S on Apr 11, 2012
    bromliad?
  • Kathy S Kathy S on Apr 11, 2012
    It looks sort of like a bromeliad but it isn't very green. The way the leaves cover each other on the stalk looks like that of a bromeliad. But where's the color?
  • Debi M Debi M on Apr 11, 2012
    I agree. My mom raised a lot of bromeliads, but I have never seen one this pale. Is it not getting sun? They need morning sun (6 hours a day) and water from the top
  • Patricia N Patricia N on Apr 11, 2012
    I thought is was elephant garlic
  • Valery G J Valery G J on Apr 11, 2012
    It does look like a Bromeliad plant, check JustFlowers.com. I think there is one that looks like it....If it is please let me know.
  • Teresa C Teresa C on Apr 11, 2012
    I really appreciate all of the responses! I will send new pics once it starts to bloom. That will surely help confirm what it is.
  • Carolyn S Carolyn S on Apr 11, 2012
    guess what? it's garlic,I have 6 of them in my raised bed,and yes it's going to bloom..
  • JoAnna K JoAnna K on Apr 11, 2012
    Definitly not a Easter lily or garlic Looks like it could be some kind of lily I don't think a bromeliad would have a bloom come out like thatBut the foliage looks so pale.you will know soon when it blooms
  • Bob H Bob H on Apr 13, 2012
    It would help if we knew where this image was taken. It looks like an Allium and I'm guessing a beautiful leek, Allium porrum.
  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on Apr 13, 2012
    Since nobody really knows the answer I think it looks like a very nice plant I would want and it is a bulb (to the best of my knowledge). Please post when the flower blooms. It looks like something that grows wild in my backyard & it is beautiful like a lily.
  • Teresa C Teresa C on Apr 13, 2012
    BINGO! Bob H, I think you are exactly right. I now recall planting an Allium bulb there last year and this will be the 1st time I get to see what it looks like. I am in zone 7B Willow Spring NC. Thank you so much! I can sleep now! :) Thanks to all that responded. I will post another pic once it blooms. This is such a wonderful site with so many great participants!
  • Petra Sacco Petra Sacco on May 15, 2015
    it looks like leek from my vegetable garden judging by the way the leaves are set on the stem, but this seems to be more elegant plant, so even though I don't exactly know how Allium porrum looks like, I have also the feeling Bob H is right.
  • Mike Mike on Apr 30, 2016
    To quote my dad, "A weed is just a mis-placed flower." If you like it where it is... it's a flower. If you don't... it's a weed. "A rose in a corn field is a weed." Another one of his favorites.
  • Deanna.Turetski Deanna.Turetski on May 28, 2016
    This definitely is a plant. I have seen it in a greenhouse. Sorry do not know the name.
  • Pam Pam on Jun 26, 2016
    Looks like a yucca plant.
  • One8414992 One8414992 on Oct 07, 2016
    It's a desert plant like cactus......don't know the name
  • Von harmon Von harmon on Oct 24, 2016
    This is a type of Lillie I'm not shour what Lillie.. until it bloom's
  • Von harmon Von harmon on Oct 24, 2016
    Some Lillis are eatable... Like onions leeks.....and so forth but I would take a photo of it to a green house... Some one will no what it is...