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TOPIC: Can anyone identify this plant?

Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25305

I have been out in the woods taking inventory of seng,yellowroot and bloodroot. I have been keeping an eye out for snakeroot and false unicorn. I found a few little plants that have a seed stalk similar to false unicorn but after hours of searching the internet I have yet to find out a name for it. Check out the picture and if you can help put a name to it I would appreciate it.

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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25306

Sorry, here's the pic
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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25310

I remember it as pipsissewa. not a 100% sure, long time ago. I'll see if I still have my book on wild plants some where in my closet. I'll let you know if I find it and am sure.

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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25350

Thanks Cohosh,
I looked up pipsissewa and although its the closest match so far I think this is something different. The leaf edges are very smooth and the plant is fleshy not woody. I have found three seperate bunches of them, on three different north slopes, all close to seng. They may be the remnant flowers of old bench garden sites of my ancestors. I plan on digging a few and replanting where I can keep an eye on them. Oh by the way, the cohosh is doing better than anything else in my neck of the woods.

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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25351

looks like what I've always heard called rattlesnake plantain.

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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25352

looks like what I've always heard called rattlesnake plantain.

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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25354

yes come to think of it that's right. we have it here SWVa common.

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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25355

Thanks Guys,
Thats definitely it. The rattlesnakes are thick here so what a fitting name. Thanks again for the help. Now all I have to do is collect some of the seeds and see if I can get them to grow. Order from the wife.

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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25366

I\"m pretty sure it is a rattlesnake orchid. I had one I moved into a woodland bed once. It put up a stem of very small orchid-like flowers.

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Re:Can anyone identify this plant? 4 years 1 month ago #25367

BCastle wrote:

I\"m pretty sure it is a rattlesnake orchid. I had one I moved into a woodland bed once. It put up a stem of very small orchid-like flowers.


The Rattlesnake Orchid and Rattlesnake Plantain is the same plant just different names.


Frank

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