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Offline Holly

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Wild Plant Identification
« on: June 17, 2011, 04:57:38 AM »
I love looking at the flora and fauna when I go on walks, but I am hopeless when it comes to identifying plants!  :blush:  Here, we can post our pictures of those unknown plants, and maybe together we can figure out what they are!  :grin:

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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 07:05:43 AM »
I'll start things off...

I was walking down my street in Burgess Hill, England when I saw this bush growing in front of one of the houses.  I have NO idea what this is.  Can anyone help?  :unsure:

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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 07:07:32 AM »
I have no idea, but I posted a question on it on a plant ID forum I belong to. Maybe one of them will know something.
 
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 07:08:42 AM »
Actually, it looks like a henway.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 07:18:18 AM »
Actually, it looks like a henway.

Yes yes, I know...but from the size of it I'd say it weighs more than 2 or 3 pounds.....
 
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 08:20:00 AM »
I'll start things off...

I was walking down my street in Burgess Hill, England when I saw this bush growing in front of one of the houses.  I have NO idea what this is.  Can anyone help?  :unsure:



I thought they looked somewhat like rose hips, but the ones I am used to seeing are longer than they are big around not the other way around. It looks like it could be a Rugosa Rose. The rose hips from the rugosa look a lot like tomatoes and so do those.
 
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 03:35:48 PM »
I probably need to buy a book about the plants that are commonly found in southern England.  :grin:
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 04:18:32 PM »
I probably need to buy a book about the plants that are commonly found in southern England.  :grin:
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 08:40:27 PM »
great thread holly :yes:
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 03:04:37 PM »
All the thanks go to mistwalker for suggesting we start this thread.  :yes:
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 04:44:50 PM »
This "jack in the pulpit" or Indian turnip... Common in old moist woods. Really cool plant.
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 04:46:16 PM »
"wild leek" in bloom... My favorite trail snack
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 04:49:23 PM »
Painted trillium, white trillium. Red trillium.
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2012, 04:50:42 PM »
"blood root"
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2012, 04:52:08 PM »
"may apple"
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2012, 04:53:16 PM »
Ok so this one I don't know... Anyone?
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2012, 04:55:02 PM »
Strange fungus ... Anybody know this one?
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2012, 05:53:46 PM »
About mushrooms or fungus if you dont know or even if you think you know dont eat it. There is very little food value in them if you happen to survive.

Trillium is an endangered plant around here or rare at best. Thanks for your efforts Hiker.

Theres an attachment at the bottom of this reply box you can use to post pictures if you like especially 640/480 and smaller.  After you put one in the attach you can add more attachments under the browse box.
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2012, 06:00:16 PM »
No I don't eat any of them... Just curious about the fungus pic, I've never seen it grow like that. It's almost like it's a wound on the tree healing.
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