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What is this flower please?

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Cathpot Sat 08-Apr-17 21:35:21

Comes up every year and I think - I wonder what that is, and then never get any further. Any thoughts?

Cathpot Sat 08-Apr-17 21:36:04

Opens in the sun then closes in the evening

BestIsWest Sat 08-Apr-17 21:36:37

Looks like an open tulip to me.

HapShawl Sat 08-Apr-17 21:38:19

I agree little species tulips

BestIsWest Sat 08-Apr-17 21:40:02

Google Waterlily or Kaufmanniana tulip.

HapShawl Sat 08-Apr-17 21:40:10

www.blomsbulbs.com/tulips/species-tulip

BestIsWest Sat 08-Apr-17 21:41:21

Yes, I agree Hapshawl.

GrouchyKiwi Sat 08-Apr-17 21:42:49

It is so pretty!

onthelevel Sat 08-Apr-17 21:45:24

Tulips!

User7654 Sat 08-Apr-17 21:46:14

Bakeri lilac wonder smile

5BlueHydrangea Sat 08-Apr-17 21:47:45

I saw some of these in a garden for the first time today.they are lovely! Tulips are one of my favourite flowers.

Cathpot Sun 09-Apr-17 10:06:13

I very nearly wrote 'what is this tulipish flower? ' as the title and it turns out - a tulip! It threw me as it comes out of a big mass of leaves rather than as single plants - presumably they have been there a long time. Thank you for the ID! - I might risk digging some up when they are over spreading them around.

Veronicat Sun 09-Apr-17 10:27:07

Oh, now they are lovely. grin

Tatiebee Sun 09-Apr-17 13:36:59

That's very pretty.

FreshsatsumaforDd Sun 09-Apr-17 15:48:42

Oh I have. These as well. I bought them in a pack of alpine bulbs. I planted six and now I have about thirty!

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