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JustJen
Dansville, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2006
2:18 AM

Post #2317940

I'm looking forward to spending time in this forum.

I've been spending alot of my spare time, as short as it it, walking around the woods behind our new house. We have 8 acres that look like they've never been explored.

So far I've found about 6 or 7 different types of ferns. I've yet to bring the camera out but the weather hasnt been very cooperative either. I will get pics and hopefully we can get some of these id!

On my walks I've also found dog-tooth violets, wild strawberries, trilliums, jack in the pulpits and this other thing that i know what it is just cant think of the name. Its used in floral designing...no leaves, about 1 1/2-2 ft tall, almost reedy, hollow, but it grows in segments. the banding is brown...not sure if anyone knows what i'm talking about, lol..it would be much easier to post a pic, eh?
hugeposiepatch
Clearfield, PA
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2006
11:19 AM

Post #2318537

Sounds interesting--I would like to see your pics. ~~Sandy~~
RUK
Fair Lawn, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2006
2:42 PM

Post #2318977

JustJen,
are you talking about Equisetum/ Horsetails?
I come across those too in NE PA.
http://members.eunet.at/m.matus/

marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 27, 2006
11:38 PM

Post #2323320

RUK...Thanks for the link. I think that I've seen the Equisetum pratense in my woods, and didn't realize that it was a fern. Does it transplant well? There is some growing right on the side of my country road, along with some Onoclea sensibilis and possibly some form of yarrow, that may benefit from rescue. How might it fair in a garden? Is it invasive? That area is too dark right now for a good photograph, so will try and get one tomorrow.

Marie
JustJen
Dansville, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2006
5:57 AM

Post #2324270

Marie,

Its not a fern, just something that I mentioned that I found growing back near the ferns.

Pretty cool looking plant tho, eh?
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

May 29, 2006
4:55 PM

Post #2328397

Equisetum here is VERY invasive! I don't know which type it is, but I had it once in my garden elsewhere, and you cannot get rid of it. It sends down tap roots to the other side of the earth, pulling it or digging it doesn't get rid of it, and it is a constant job. Leave it one year and your are invaded.

There was a news article many years ago, they had carved out a hill for a new motorway and found it's roots 30 feet down.

There is a variety sold for use in ponds, that can be controlled.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2006
5:22 PM

Post #2328478

30 feet??!!! Wow!

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