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  • Date Photo Taken

    03 / 06 / 2017

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    New Mexico

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    dawne Holmes


it’s late winter in approox. zone 4b in Northern NM…we just bought a house here and need help in what could eventually more than a few plant identifications…this is coming up now in early March…I couldn’t find out what this is…thanks!


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome and appreciate the feed back Dawne! Looking forward to see the blooms. Laura

    March 18th, 2017 at 5:22am

  • Scott Van Derbeck Apprentice says:

    Looks very much like Society Garlic. EXCELLENT plant for areas prone to deer browse – it is in the allium family like garlic, onions, leeks, chives, etc. Bluish-green spike-like leaves with lavender colored flowers on taller stalks. Blooms throughout summer and loves the heat. Drought resistant. Leaves will die back in winter after a hard freeze.

    March 11th, 2017 at 8:24am

  • dawne Unregistered says:

    Thank you Laura! I did find some dried out bulbs around the plant and speculated that it was some type of onion, I’ll post it when it blooms!

    March 10th, 2017 at 11:03am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    With out its flowers to help narrow down its ID, I could only speculating that these leaves maybe a type of onions or shallots? You might want to clear away some of the old leaves to see more of the plants. Also try a sniff test with a bruised leaf to see if it smells like onion. When it blooms and you still don’t know, make new post with picture of flowers. Link below is a sample of of one type of onions. Best wishes!

    March 10th, 2017 at 3:22am

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