Hello, I live in the central area of Michigan and I found this plant growing in part of the forest on my land today (so mid-April). Can anyone identify it for me? I was hoping for wild onions or garlic, but it doesn't have a smell. Built my first hugelkultur beds this year. Looking forward to seeing how that works out. I know you should wait a year before planting anything in there, but are there some plants that would do well in it the first year? Thank you in advance.
The way to help you tell what it is before it flowers is to dig some up and look at the roots. Daylilies don't have a bulb - they have roots that usually have these little tuberous expansions on them. I don't know the correct terminology, but here are some pictures:
Of course, please don't consider eating them until they flower and you are positive on the identification! There are a few highly poisonous members of the lily family, so it's good to be very careful with that group of plants.
When I do eat them, though, my favorite part is the flower. They are tasty and pretty in food.
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