Need help identifying this plant...might be floral

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I would like to find out what these plants that I found growing are. Are they invasive or ones that I planted? I found this in my flower garden and I don't remember planting it. It has very spiky leaves with a center, probably to bloom.
Thanks, Smiles, Cyndi
q garden plant identifiication floral , gardening, plant id
q garden plant identifiication floral , gardening, plant id
q garden plant identifiication floral , gardening, plant id
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  • Roseann Roseann on May 23, 2016
    Spider Wort

  • Cheryl Gyles Cheryl Gyles on May 23, 2016
    I'm going to agree with Roseann ^^. It's a perennial plant, so will come back every year. Usually has purple or bluish flowers.

  • Sandra Sandra on May 23, 2016
    It's not a plant. It's a weed. We have them and my husband pulls them from our lawn anytime he sees one. I suppose if there are flowers his active clicking doesn't allow me to see flowers.

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    • Sandra Sandra on May 24, 2016
      Well, I see,them everyday and in our yard,,they always go! Thanks, MN Mom.

  • Lila Love Lila Love on May 23, 2016
    Spiderwort. Mine has really beautiful vibrant blue blooms.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 23, 2016
    Looks like spider wort to me. The are very invasive.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 23, 2016
    If one does not know the answer ,one should not guess...One should research or not respond.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 23, 2016
    It looks like a weed. If it's spiderwort , which some claim it is as they have expertly decided this by looking at a photo, and it us indeed invasive, then treat it as a weed and pull it out.

  • Sandra Sandra on May 23, 2016
    Exactly, MN Mom!

  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on May 24, 2016
    Yes spider wort. You have 1 plant before you know it you have 15. Very invasive

  • LadyJoker LadyJoker on May 24, 2016
    Remember spiderwort also flowers (look it up online) and you can keep it at bay by digging it up and put in a large peatmoss pot - with the bottom slit open to keep it from spreading where you don't want it - I have a few in my yard and the purple flowers accent my other vines

  • S S on May 24, 2016
    Google nut grass images. That would be my guess.

  • Lee Macneil Lee Macneil on May 24, 2016
    I think it is a weed, Nut grass sedge

  • Kathleen Conery Kathleen Conery on May 24, 2016
    There is a strong visual similarity between nut sedge and spiderwort. You might have to wait for flowers to tell... the sedge has tiny spiky flowers and the spiderwort has three petaled usually blue. a difference you might be able to see now is whether the stem is triangular... if so it is nut sedge. Both are aggressive growers (sedge is the worse of the too) and you may want to dig them up if you don't want that area taken over. Interestingly a great many people grow spiderwort as a garden flower quite deliberately. They just thin them out and/or divide them every few years.

  • Dawn Corrigan Dawn Corrigan on May 24, 2016
    Yes it is Spiderwort. After its done blooming you wack it off and it will regrow and flower a second time each summer.

  • Cheryl Gyles Cheryl Gyles on May 24, 2016
    As I overheard recently, "ANY plant is a weed if you don't want it" LOL! As Kathleen Conery suggested, wait until it blooms to get a more definitive answer. Yes, Spiderwort is sometimes sold in garden centers, and would be considered invasive by some because it multiplies rapidly if not kept in check. I prefer to think of it as more "free" plants....they can be divided and spread elsewhere if you so choose.

    • DORLIS DORLIS on May 24, 2016
      @Cheryl Gyles This is the best answer. fter it blooms and you do or do not like it, then make your decision

  • Nyla Nyla on May 24, 2016
    we have it here ... good for binding beach sand but a nuisance in the garden

  • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on May 24, 2016
    Nut sedge was and continues to be my answer. As to waiting to see the bloom to finalize an identification, consider my expensive solution to removing nut sedge from my St. Augustine grass lawn. My FORMER lawn spray service told me that my contract did not cover nut sedge (I knew that about crab grass). A special spraying was necessary, costing $35 each of two times, two weeks apart, to kill the nut sedge. A trip to my neighborhood Ace Hardware store gave my the answer--Basagran. Yes, the bottle was $35, but it was enough for the two sprayings, and a sweet good-bye to that lawn service.

  • LynnCopperBenne LynnCopperBenne on May 24, 2016
    I think is Star of Bethleham, related to a lilly.

  • Barbara Barbara on May 24, 2016
    I agree. It is nut sedge and a problem in my fescue lawn and in my flower beds. The only thing positive that I can say is that it's easily pulled, but it always returns. I used a product to kill it in my grass that was suppose not to kill my fescue. It killed my fescue. The nut sedge returned with vigor.

    • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on May 26, 2016
      @Barbara I would guess that since it killed your fescue, you did not apply the product a second time two weeks later! The second application in my St. Augustine grass was to kill those plants whose seeds had germinated after the first spraying.

  • Dwi5997718 Dwi5997718 on May 26, 2016
    this is an invasive, hardy grass that blooms so it can make MORE SEEDS AND SPREAD, so pull up all you can find by the roots and burn it.