I Found This Bulb

Judy Glattstein jgglatt@gmail.com
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:32:03 PDT
I was foraging for fiddlehead ferns today and found this little bulb in 
bloom. David Pilling has graciously put it in the Mystery Bulb folder of 
the wiki, as #JG

So there's this boarded up house for sale on the Pennsylvania side of 
the Delaware River. There are several clumps of this bulb, some with 
multiple flowering stems and some non-flowering ? seedlings, perhaps. 
The only thing that comes to mind is Scilla peruviana, though these are 
A) much smaller and B) I don't think of Scilla peruviana as being winter 
hardy around here.

All I had with me was my Opinel mushroom knife. That will teach me to go 
off without a digging tool. I'm concerned that if and when the property 
is sold (it's been on the market for quite a while) and the bulldozers 
rumble forth these little bulbs will be crushed into oblivion.

Judy in New Jersey where Spring is hurling itself into overdrive. Plants 
erupt from the earth and into bloom overnight, e.g. Erythronium 
americanum, a roadside bank in stunning flower

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