Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What are these??

When I was a kid, we had some of these bulbs that poked up through our lawn every spring. They weren't exactly like these, but I can tell they are of the same family, just a slightly different color. Ours were redder with black mottling and we had some that were pink as well. They come up every year and their greenery is very sturdy. I just loved them as a kid and I want to plant some in my yard. My mother told me they were crocus, but don't think that they are, as every crocus I've ever seen or planted has been different then these, different shaped blooms, more delicate foilage and an earlier showing. But I don't know the name!


Rachel said...

These are daylilies.

Contrary Colleen said...

Hmmm...I think this isn't the right picture then - just similar, because I'm sure the flowers I'm thinking of are not daylilies.

Rachel said...

If you Google daylilly, you will find pictures of them in almost every size and color combination imaginable. The thing that they all share in common is long, glossy, lance shaped leaves and star shaped flowers.

I had some yellow and brown spotted lilies on Vestal and every now and then I see the bright pink variety growing in vacant lots.