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Stretch, two, three, four

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

This one somehow gets to the point.

A FIB A RECITER SAID

The answer is the binomial scientific name of a pest tree widely found across the southeast US. Punctuation in any clue is NOT part of the plant name. Escalating clues can be provided if needed.

This is a rename of a popular old invasive.

Edited to add: if you want the thread to last for others to peruse, answer through dmail.

This message was edited Feb 19, 2006 1:35 PM

Frederick, MD(Zone 6a)

These are fun and knowledge adding to try to figure out! I'll take a guess..

Lilac - Melia azedarach

Dea

Melia azedarach- oops, try again.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Hey, Elbowinginline, you're stealing my thunder.

Dea:

Melia azedarach sounds like a tough customer, but not the answer.

I get to add another clue!

ERADICATE A FIB, SIR

Wauconda, IL

I bet it's the Tallow Tree (Triadica sebifera)

Frederick, MD(Zone 6a)

ugghhh, and I was just looking for something about a parrot - reciting? Off on another rabbit trail :)

Dea

Frederick, MD(Zone 6a)

ok, explain again how the clues work please :)

Dea

Wauconda, IL

They're anagrams, I think.



Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear at the beginning. I'll put this in each new jumble, because there are always new eyes looking!

The bold clue is a jumble (anagram, mixed up letters) of a real binomial scientific name of a plant. So, take the letters in the jumble and rearrange them to spell the binomial scientific name (Genus species) of the plant.

If no one gets the jumbles quickly, I'll post some hints about the plant. For instance, I might refer to its country of origin or some features of the plant like leaves, bark, flowers, fruit.

Dode got the answer, and your answer! See it here:

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/32151/index.html

Frederick, MD(Zone 6a)

Oh, I get it :) Thank you!

Dea

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Quite welcome.

Some I didn't get to use...

A desire, a crib, a fit

A farce is a bit dire

A...a erratic fib dies

IS A FIT ACER A "BRIDE"?

The last one is for Scott/Decumbent.

Bureau County, IL(Zone 5a)

My brain hurts trying to figure any of these out......:o(

Terry

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