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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.
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At first glance it looks like a lily. A day lily .....watch for a bloom, that will help with an ID
 
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When walking the dog in the park I would gather about a dozen daylily blooms to make a salad with while they were in bloom.
 
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I agree with Thelma, it looks like a daylily.  Around here Hemerocallis fulva pretty much grows wild.
 
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Ever tried plantnet? It's a free mobile app that can be used to determine plants just by taking a picture.
 
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Thank you.  I will keep an eye on them.  There is a big patch. And I will check out the plant ID app.
 
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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:






Those images are from these websites:

Wild Daylilies

The beautiful edible daylily

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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