Can you see the seedlings? They have brown seed coats on their tips. Click on image to enlarge.
So often we’re told that a certain bulb multiplies by seed, but how often do you see it in action? In the photo above, the Siberian squill seedlings look almost like grass, but many of them still have the brown seed coat on their tips. Also, they are not flat like grass blades, but round in cross-section. So if you’re weeding around small bulbs, look carefully before you pull any “grass.”
What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.
in The Complete Gardener pp. 142