What is this plant?
May 2, 2009 5:51 AM   Subscribe

What is this plant? [2,3]

More details: I'm in the UK, West Midlands. It is growing in close to full sun.
posted by srboisvert to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
This is a good resource to start looking for UK plant identification
posted by Petrot at 6:04 AM on May 2, 2009

Some kind of Aster?
posted by BinGregory at 8:04 AM on May 2, 2009

This is a wild call, but smell it. It looks a bit like garlic to me.
posted by mygothlaundry at 9:48 AM on May 2, 2009

Possibly a lily, but it's hard to tell from the picks.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:11 AM on May 2, 2009

I'm not in the UK and haven't lived there enough to have a clue but it looks somewhat like spiderwort to me.
posted by sciencegeek at 11:13 AM on May 2, 2009

I have spiderwort in my garden- the young plants have a very clumping, grassy appearance, not a single stalk.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:22 AM on May 2, 2009

Believe it or not, it look s very close to a bamboo plant my daughter gave us to "hold onto" for her. About the only differences being (1) the leaves on ours are on shoots coming off the main stem or stock. (2) The leaves on ours get narrow towards where they are attached to that same stem or stock. Yours look like they stay the same width. (3) Ours is in in a vase containing only water and the roots are visable.

Perhaps its related to the bamboo family though. Just a thought.
posted by Taurid at 4:29 PM on May 3, 2009

Best answer: Someone on flickr identified them as a corn cockles. Some digging in google image search yielded this page that has a picture of the plant without flowers that looks pretty close to what I have.
posted by srboisvert at 12:10 PM on May 6, 2009

Response by poster: Definitely corn cockles
posted by srboisvert at 5:32 AM on September 11, 2009

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