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    Are these Corn Lillies?

    A neighbor of mine has an infestation of these so I took some home. But we aren't sure what exactly they are. I think they could be Canna or Corn Lillies but I havent seen them flower. The leaves are long and grasslike with streaks of whitish yellow. The base forms a large bulbous caudex with age.

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    Amaryllis ?

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    Hm... Perhaps. Seems like Amaryllis has narrower, more erect foliage though. Similar bulb though for sure.

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    Ah, yes. The Crinum looks like it could be it. I will see if I can confirm it has white flowers. Thanks a lot! It's had me stumped for a while.

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    Looks like both plants suggested tend to have long, relatively thin leaves. The plant reminds me of a wide-leaved amaryllis, with the growth pattern and the bulb, just the shape of the leaves differing in being stockier than the plants I have.
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    They tend to be more upright than these. I was told they flower a pinky-purple color which could suggest either genus. :/

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    get pics of seeds and flowers. will be easier to say then. But for me what made me think Crinum was that long neck between the bulb and the leaves. I see that with many crinum sps.....

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