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Old 05-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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Is anyone familiar with this odd rooting behavior?
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #2
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Is anyone familiar with this odd rooting behavior?
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Is it possible that this is what happens beneath a damp leafy mulch, which you do not have, but because it has been raining there for a week, the plants are treating the damp atmosphere as a mulch and allowing you to see what happens under those conditions?? Just a wild hunch.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:30 PM   #3
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Oh Ahhhhhm Ooooops
Benj1 ... The other day while passing through I accidentally spilled my Ramen noodles.
I was hoping the chipmunks would lick them up before you noticed them but I see the little green sprout (Ho Ho Ho) has you confused.

I'm thinking Jack's on the right path...They must have been buried under leaf litter or something of the sort that kept them moist enough to sprout.
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There is a strong clue here in this Bill Cullina article:
"Trout lilies are familiar spring wildflowers of
damp woods and slopes, but in the forest, blooms
can be scarce. Most bulbs produce just a single
leaf that later sends out a few rhizomes
terminating in new bulbs
that will emerge the
following year."

What I don't know yet, is why some of them emerge from the soil. It's interesting, though, how they turn downward and try to bury themselves again, usually successfully. It is not due to any soil covering, but may have to do with the very wet soil conditions this spring.
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Keep an eye on them....I'd like to know what they turn into.
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