sallyg wrote: Took a hike yesterday, the day after some heavy rains. These tiny tubers (I think) had washed into a depression in the path along the river. There were hundreds of these things. I thought seeds at first glance because of the uniform sized round ones, but looking closely, some do appear to be tubers, attached to each other, and when I split one the texture is tuberlike. The actual color is off white to pale greenish.
This area is sadly heavy with invasives such as garlic mustard and bittersweet. Also along this bank are loads of box elders and sycamores, and a nice patch of ostrich fern.
Any guesses as to what these might be?
I've thrown all these in a pot with dirt in case they are likely to sprout and clue us further.