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Medium_screen_shot_2017-03-02_at_11 Can you please identify this plant

These flowers appeared today from beneath a covering of gum and oak leaves. I cleared the leaves and discovered the plant. Odd looking thing.
We also planted some (3) passion fruit vines a couple of months ago. They're about 3 meters apart and were all about 2 feet high when planted. One is now about 4 feet high another about 6 and a half feet and ons is only a little taller than when planted. The small one is being attacked by something eating holes in the leaves and even nipping off tiny leaf shoots. Any ideas what may be doing this please. I can send a pic if you wish.

Submitted: 11:57PM, 02 Mar 2017
Answer: Hi Robert,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The plant in the picture is Haemanthus coccineus, an autumn bulb. You may read more from the following link:

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturist

Category: Pests
Tags: bulb, ID
Answered: 08:25AM, 03 Mar 2017


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