Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is?

Question by tpv47: Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is?
Pictures: http://webpages.charter.net/tpv1/tompage/mysteryplant.htm

The ribbed leaves make It look like a hosta, but I don’t think it is. Hosta leaves are more heart-shaped, and these are spear-like…about 1″ wide 2″ long. Plus these don’t have several stems growing out of the middle, but spread around…like a ground cover. This little patch comes up every year. Any ideas?

Thanks!

Tom in Birmingham

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Answer by Cakes
oh my gosh that is a nice webpage. and no idk but there ARE online plant identifiers. like input known traits to the key and it outputs whatever candidates in it’s database that match. also there are discussion forums expressly for identification. and if u have no luck with any of that then ur state plant ID team is prolly wanting to see it in case it is an invasive or new.

local ag extension offices:
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/index.html

they can also be ok to get grow or special info from like pest outbreaks and such

plant identification discussion forums:
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGkkZh7iJKAAoA9s1XNyoA?p=plant+identification+forum+-davesgarden.com+-ubcbotanicalgarden.org&y=Search&fr=b1ie7&fr2=sb-top&sao=1

plant id keys right side of page:
http://www.backyardnature.net/i-ident.htm#t

What do you think?

One Response to “Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is?”

  1. mrs says:

    It is a hosta the type like albo marginata

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