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Does anyone know what this flower is?

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Franke Sun 05-May-13 19:54:03

Picture in my profile. I found it in a friend's garden yesterday. I suspect it's something that grows from a bulb, but other than that I'm clueless. Any ideas?

TrinityRhino Sun 05-May-13 19:54:55

cant click on your name to see your profile

FriedSprout Sun 05-May-13 19:55:22

Can't see your profile Franke, is it still set on private?

Franke Sun 05-May-13 19:55:44

Oh crap. I thought i'd made my profile public. Hang on a mo.

Taffeta Sun 05-May-13 19:57:39


Taffeta Sun 05-May-13 19:57:50

Or Solomon's seal?

Franke Sun 05-May-13 19:57:51

COME BACK! It works now!

FriedSprout Sun 05-May-13 19:59:04

Dicentra I think

Bunbaker Sun 05-May-13 19:59:08

Soloman's Seal. It used to grow in my last garden, but the slugs loved it and it used to be in shreds every year.

Taffeta Sun 05-May-13 19:59:39

Yes it's Solomon's seal otherwise known as polygonatum

blueberryboybait Sun 05-May-13 19:59:45

Looks like Solomon's Seal.

FriedSprout Sun 05-May-13 20:01:24

Yep, I'm wrong. Solomons Seal it is grin

Franke Sun 05-May-13 20:01:30

Taffeta, thanks so much. I think it's Solomon's Seal (I've never heard of it). Funnily enough I also discovered dicentra yesterday. Both now on my list of plants to buy. Thank you thanks

Franke Sun 05-May-13 20:02:00

Crossed posts - thanks all.

TrinityRhino Sun 05-May-13 20:12:20

wow its lovely

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sun 05-May-13 21:28:22

It is lovely, but is a martyr to Solomon's Seal sawfly - the little caterpillars can reduce it to a naked stem. Grr.

Bunbaker Sun 05-May-13 22:45:29

You are right CITGM, it was the sawfly caterpillars. The plants never stayed looking nice for long.

UnrequitedSkink Sun 05-May-13 22:48:34

Never seen it before but I like it! I thought at first it was a variety of dicentra too. I'm not going to bother bloody buying it though, I don't need the pain of yet another munched plant.

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