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Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2002
10:58 PM

Post #23861

At the Flower show, we used tons of "Galic Leaves" as greens in the little Tussie Mussie boquets. There were a lot left over with the roots still on. Naturally I couldn't bear to trash them. They are round like a water lily, but dark green/brownish and leathery. I potted some today hopeing they will multiply. they are about 6-8 inches tall. I just don't know the first thing about them, if they are hardy, like sun or shade, etc. I tried a search but the only likely page I found was on galic oil, and the page wouldn't come up.

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MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2002
4:37 AM

Post #218080

Azalea... i did search too! come up only with garlic not galic and tons of recipes. LOL! i don't think that is what u need ;)... ma vie
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2002
5:21 AM

Post #218096

Nope, that's not it - but thanks for trying. These are commonly used by florists. I'd just like to know if I can grow it in Ga!!
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2002
5:30 AM

Post #218099

could it be gaelic??? i wonder???
Georgiaredclay
lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2002
11:25 AM

Post #218128

Azalea that doesn't look like my garlic. Mine has long leaves, sword like in a way.
JustJen
Gulfport, MS
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2002
1:01 PM

Post #218192

azalea, heres a link for it, its spelled GALAX (guess my years of floral design came back, lol)

http://2bnthewild.com/plants/H50.htm

do a good search for it and youll come up with quite a few different ones.
on a more serious note, i have something that grows in my yard that is very similar to it, actually the foliage is the same, but the flower is a little different. im finding it to be very invasive (a bird left it) and im having a heckuva time trying to get rid of it. it spreads by these underground tubers that are impossible to get rid of.
please make sure that it wont be invasive in your area.
jen
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2002
1:06 PM

Post #218198

Jim = it's definately not garlic, but thanks. I also tried a search for gaelic and gailic. There is sure to be another name for it but I don't know it.
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


February 26, 2002
4:32 PM

Post #218347

How about some Asarum? Just aguess though... hehe. http://images.google.com/images?q=asarum &hl=fi&sa=N&tab=wi
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2002
5:07 PM

Post #218364

Evert, I think you are on the right track. The leaves on the pic seem to be not as round with the rough edges as the one I have - but I think it's close enough. Today I potted some of them and also put some in the ground - we'll see if they are hardy here. They may be in the same family as the wild ginger in the woods. Thanks so much.

cascadecarnivorous.plant.org/images/ Asarum%20Sp(Bandaka...
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2002
5:09 PM

Post #218366

PJ, did you see Jen's post above? is that it?
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2002
6:41 PM

Post #218416

Oh yeah, Jen that is it!!! I just went by the pronunciation and had not seen the word. It is GALAX. But I'll bet what you have in your yard is what was called mallow weed when I lived in Fl. It did get everywhere in our lawn. Also, it had a much smaller & softer texture leaf. I think this GALAX would probably like a woodsy shaded area better. I just knew somebody with floral experience would know. Thanks again. Oh, btw, if anyone would like to try some of these roots, LMK soon, as I don't want them all and will disperse them to neighbors in a day or 2.
tiG
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2002
8:48 PM

Post #218515

save me some, you can bring them when you pick me up for the swap!
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2002
9:31 PM

Post #218551

Will do - I potted up 4 pots today about 25 per pot, plus planted 2 patches in a shady area. According to that link from Jen, they should do well here as an interesting evergreen plant.
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2002
9:55 PM

Post #218575

Here, lawns have a little plant that looks like that and is called dollar weed. Is very invasive and difficult to eliminate.
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2002
10:04 PM

Post #218587

Aimee - yes, I remember the Dollar weed from Florida, we also called it Mallo weed. This is not at all the same thing. Those are not as big and leathery as the Galax.
JustJen
Gulfport, MS
(Zone 8a)

February 27, 2002
3:50 AM

Post #218746

yeah, thats the name..dollar weed..man i hate that stuff..
glad to know that the galax is not invasive.
jen
tink76627
Blum, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 7, 2002
3:53 PM

Post #223073

From the picture I see, it looks like the bronze leaf begonia. I do know a little something about garlic... and it is not like the garlic I grow.(hardneck)
Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 7, 2002
4:12 PM

Post #223080

No, it is not garlic - it is Galax as shown in the link from Jen. I just had the spelling wrong.

http://2bnthewild.com/plants/H50.htm
Brugmansia
FSH, TX

March 7, 2002
4:16 PM

Post #223084

Yes, that does look identical to dollar weed. Dollar weed is edible as well, but very invasive and not very tasty.

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