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Can anyone identify this odd green stalk....

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kally195 Thu 13-Apr-17 08:56:38

Or do I need to wait until it does something more?

Flatpackback Thu 13-Apr-17 09:33:03

It could be an arum lily but probably best to wait & see- ooh the excitement!

JeNeSuisPasVotreMiel Fri 14-Apr-17 07:56:35

It's an arum lily. Not something that I would welcome in my garden, they spread like anything once they get going.

JT05 Fri 14-Apr-17 08:24:55

Looks like Cuckoo Pint. A wild flower that has a stalk of insignificant brown flowers and eventually orange berries hidden under the green leaf.
Probably best to get rid of it, unless grown in woodland.

JT05 Fri 14-Apr-17 08:26:04

Should have added, it's is related to Arum Lillies.

SlipperyJack Fri 14-Apr-17 08:26:58

Cuckoo pint berries are poisonous BTW.

kally195 Sat 15-Apr-17 21:58:55

I think it's definitely an arum lily. I've found lots more, which are flowering and look exactly like this.

Good to know that they spread like buggery - we will take quite a bit out. My husband does enjoy destroying the garden. He kicked a Rowan tree down the other day. In his defence, it was a reasonably young one planted far too near to the house.

Since I posted I've been investigating (only bought the house in August, and having cut back the masses of grasses now all the spring flowers are coming out) and have found asparagus, tons of wild strawberry plants, something​ called corn chamomile, masses of hellebores, fritillaria, aquilegia, forget me not, giant cowslip, what I think is goldenrod, lots of quite unusual tulips, oak leaf hydrangea, black lace elderberry, lots of iris.... we bought it from professional landscapers and it appears they have used the garden as their lab

There are simply masses of plants I have no clue about. Which means there will be more photos!!

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