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    07 / 12 / 2016

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I bought this plant at a Botanical Garden with the label Snail Killer. I have looked it up by this name to find out more about it and cannot find information under this name. It is a bulb type plant. The bulb appears to be green where it shows through the dirt. When I bought it it had a stem of small white flowers that shot out of the center of one set of leaves. The leaves are very thick and green splotchy. Thanks, Hugh


  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    You’re welcome Hugh! ‘Snail Killer’ that will get me wondering for a while :). Things do get lost in the chaos of plants sale even with botanical gardens & arboretums. At one of these sale what I had bought was tagged as ‘red’ flower plant. After months of anticipating, it bloomed ‘yellow’ in which I already have plenty :(. Laura

    July 13th, 2016 at 11:29pm

  • Hugh Leaf Lover says:

    Thanks, Laura That looks like the plant. The flowers were very similar to the first comment and they were white. The botanical garden had it labeled as a ‘snail killer’. I was just looking up more info and couldn’t find any based on their name. ….hmmm, I guess they really should have known what the plant was to start …. Hugh

    July 13th, 2016 at 12:19pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    This link is for L. pauciflora

    July 13th, 2016 at 11:01am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Your plant looks like either a type of Drimiopsis or Ledebouria. Sorry, I can’t tell which on this is with out the flowers. You will know more when it blooms. For now I’m leaning toward Drimiopsis genus, maybe D. Kirkii (giant squill). On the Ledebouria, L. pauciflora looks similar. Link below is for D. kirkii. Best wishes!

    July 13th, 2016 at 11:32am

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