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I am at a complete loss. There are several plants poison hemlock, fool's parsley, giant hogweed that have flowers similar to Queen Ann's lace but they do not come close to the leaf pattern in your photo.
We live in Florida panhandle and have had only passing interest in plants until 3 years ago when we bought acreage in Georgia, Telfair County. We have figured out most of the trees and many on the common, native plants/scrub, usually with input from friendly folks around us.
Looking for reference books or sites to help us accurately define what we are seeing and then look up what it is. And we we hit the ones not readily identifiable, then I can post a picture here.
I will also be looking for ideas on what will and won't grow here, such as rhubarb.
Thank you for your patience.
Here are some references for you...
2) I own and recommend the two Audobon Society Field Guides, one for trees and one for wildflowers of North America as pretty comprehensive, and inclusive, with excellent photos. They have plastic covers so are great to take into the field.
3) Wildflowers of the Southeastern United States, published by the University of Georgia Press, is excellent. Also has good photos. There are used copies available. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/082030347X/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
4) Golden Books has a field guide to wildflowers. It's okay, but has only illustrations so is not very definitive.
5) I have a book, Wild Orchids Of The Middle Atlantic States because I grow orchids, some in situ, and our area of north GA crosses over into Mid-Atlantic habitats. I think I have other book resources stashed away, but these are some of my best.
6) There are online resources for invasive plants that have naturalized in Georgia if you Google "Georgia Invasive Plants". Photos are available.
The people in the Plant ID forum are incredibly knowledgeable. Some are expert in the field of botany. You should not hesitate to take questions there. Hope this helps.
Thank you MaypopLaurel. These sound like excellent resources. We have used tree guides often, but just didn't think about guides on wild flowers. I will be checking these out and expanding our library. I'm still learning about the many different options on DG's. I will check out the Plant ID forum.
I saw the thread on this last year's RU. When I first saw it, I thought RoundUp as in weed killer.. I will be looking for next year's event. Sounds like this has been a busy year for you and yours. Hope the hip on (?) is on the mend.
Yes, as with many plant genus there are lots of species and each species has its particular characteristics. Glad you found it.
Sterling, did you take a look at the photos I posted on a Maypop flower and plant thread? Did you give me that gardenia? Do you recall what else? Guess I could go back and look from the swap list for that year. Just thought of that. lol
We grow this mystery plant. Glad to now have a name! Here is what I posted in the Plant Files:
This plant volunteered here in two different shady locations on our property in NW GA (Cartersville). Both locations are relatively dry. I am glad to have a name as garden visitors have asked what it is. Neither plant has increased but this may be because of the dry growing conditions.
mafpac---I am from McRae (Telfair County). Left in 1972 when I went off to college and have lived in Cartesville area for most of the time since 1975.