Can you identify this plant?


Old 06-04-18, 04:16 PM
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Can you identify this plant?

My Korean wife insist its an onion, because it looks like an onion stalk , and has gone to eating them With hot pepper paste. I think she’s nuts. I think it’s an ornamental flower. The onions I’ve seen have a round flower, these are no where like that. I will attempt to post a picture here. Thanks.
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If she likes it the problem will be how to grow more. Even the small wild onions that I spray in my yard are edible and were at one time considered good food.
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Thing is these we discarded potted plants someone tossed in the woods. I think they’re flowers not onions. Look at the flower heads... there are many flowers that have onion like stalks. It doesn’t make them onions
Old 06-04-18, 05:21 PM
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Looks like onions that were left in the ground all winter, or maybe even several years. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out what it is with your nose.... if it looks like an onion, smells like an onion, tastes like an onion, must be an onion.

If you say the flower looks different, you should probably include a picture of it.
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Chives are in the onion family and they grow flowers the second year they grow. Onion grass can also flower. So could be a flowering onion. What do they smell like?
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could it be a wild onion, i'm not sure if they grow where you are, but around here in the spring you can find them in the woods in certain areas, its been a long time since I've had any but I sort of remember the peppery taste your describing.

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