Saturday, May 4, 2013

Any Ideas? Please?

Today I saw this little plant flowering in my garden.  I have no recollection of planting it (although that doesn't mean that I didn't!) and I have absolutely no idea what it is.  I've looked through several books and consulted the RHS plant identifier but to no avail.  Do any of you know what it it?


It's about 5" high and has slightly bluey green foliage and the emerging shoots looks like a little like Solomon's Seal, but narrower.


There are no leaves at all at the base of the stem and the flowers hang down, emerging from the leaves.



It's growing in shade under a shrub. The flowers are a subtle yellow with green near the stem.


I've just asked my neighbour and she thinks the previous occupant planted it, which means a: I'm not going loopy by forgetting I've planted it, and b: that it's probably quite unusual.

Can anyone help identify it?

Postscript - it's been identified as Uvularia Grandiflora by @BensBotanics on twitter, his website is here
Thanks Ben :-) 

10 comments:

Celia Hart said...

It's lovely! I want one now.

And you've reminded me to check if our Solomon's Seal is coming up.

Myrtle said...

It's one of them there Uvularia, probably U.grangiflora

Miriam Weaver said...

Whatever it is its lovely, it's probably a plant that enjoyed a long cold wet winter! And I need to check on the Solomon seal too, I don't remember seeing it.

Jo said...

How lovely to have surprises popping up in the garden.

Jill said...

That is new to me, so pretty and delicate. Lost my Solomon Seal to sawfly, must get some more.

Pearly Queen said...

It's certainly very pretty - what a good thing you didn't weed it out earlier on...

Penny
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crafty cat corner said...

At first I thought it was a fritillary but when I looked it up it was the wrong colour but anyhow you know what it is now, a woodland plant. so pretty, I wonder if it will multiply?
Briony
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Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Glad someone knew! It's gorgeous :)

Anna said...

Already on the wish list Su and seeing it again has made it move nearer to the top :)

CATHY DANIEL said...

What a lovely little thing - very delicate looking though. I regularly dig up things I forgot I planted thinking they are weeds, and then sticking them back in again when I remember! xCathy