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Plant Identification: SOLVED: What is it???

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DaleP6
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 13, 2002
6:15 PM

Post #428963

This appeared in a pot and I just left it. It became like Jack and the beanstalk! It is about 4 feet high and got a bloom like a shaft of wheat expect instead of brown, it is greenish gray. Probaly just a weed that will spread like kudzu! LOL Would like to know what it is though.

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Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 29, 2002
3:43 PM

Post #437549

Just a shot in the dark as I've never seen it before ~ dodder? If so, then yes, it's a weed. I've heard it's a rather NASTY one at that. Mentions of it are usually followed by the statement, "BURN IT, POT, SOIL AND ALL!" ;)
Baa

December 29, 2002
9:59 PM

Post #437704

You're probably right Wingnut!

Here's a bundle of Cuscuta (Dodder) photos

http://images.google.com/images?q=cuscuta&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8&start=0&sa=N
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


December 29, 2002
10:07 PM

Post #437712

Looks like it could be Dog Fennel too. They start out with a thick stem and scraggly leaves(?)http://www.emilycompost.com/dogfennel.htm
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

December 29, 2002
11:03 PM

Post #437743

Dodder it is not. We have, unfortunately, lots of it around here.
http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/dodder.html see 'Comments'
Floridian is right; http://www.geocities.com/zvezuk/galwhi/euca.html
http://www.discoverlife.org/ed/si/GA/acc/oglethorpe_es/Forest_Herbs.html

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