No parsley that I know of, but it almost looks from what I can see sort of like one of the Filipendula that I have. I am going out to see if, with this mild winter, any of mine is still green. I wouldn't be eating any of it just yet. Patti
Patti, I looked up the Filipendula & it doesn't seem to be any of those. It's a small plant. If I let it get out of hand it has gotten at least a foot tall. I haven't seen any blooms, even at a foot tall. So I'm clueless (which is quite normal!) :D
Levi, I will look up the rannunculus.
Well, I have looked up rannunculus in PF & I don't think that is it either. I have the rannunculus all over my retaining wall & they really don't look anything alike. This is a pic of what is on my wall. (& this does have a yellow bloom & not a very good pic, either ~ sorry)
That looks like the "weed" we get. Don't know the real name for it but is a wild form of either of the two low ground covers that puts out flower heads that contain lots of small flowers. (I don't think this is one of my better days, memorywise...)
Wallaby, here is a pic of a stem with leaves...not qiute the same (?).
Ann, this plant is a weed here as well, but I thought I'd try to find out what it is. I thought that maybe it would have a useful purpose.
Sharon, The Potentilla that was mentioned before is a vine & this is not a vine. The roots are small & the whole plant is easy to uproot. I just wonder, by finding fossils with the imprint of the leaves & stems, if it's not some ancient plant? Could that be possible ~ the Appalachian Range is old...
The similarity is there, but yes different. I have some weeds that tend to like wet soils that grow like that, I have been searching for wetland weeds but coming up with nothing positive. The fleshy stems indicate the need for wet soils.
Patti, It's the same way here, too. The weather has been so warm this month that all the plants are confused!
When I went out to take some more pix of my semi-unidentified plant I found this! sprouting!
joey- maybe 'some cress' is as close as it'll get. leaves are sort of queen annes lace like, but with no tap root...yellow wood poppy was the only other thing possibly resembling it in my flower book.(never seen that personally) this probably doesn't have a great flower therefore not in a flower book.
wallaby1, I love the Rutgers weed page you posted, no doubt I will have nightmares about weeds tonight or perhaps about sparrows and starlings. Oh, my ! Music2keep, in one picture the stem of your mystery plant looks square. Is it? Patti
Squarish helps, but I would go do an elimination quiz for plants. It is kind of fun. This is a good one. http://www.realtimerendering.com/flowers/flowers.html I use to have a great wildflower book that was quite old that had the plants listed in the elimination format. It was for New York, but was great for New England. I lost it due to a broken pipe some years ago when 700 books (many of my treasured garden book collection) were destroyed by water and wet plaster. I have been gradually replacing them. Patti
Patti, that is so sad about your books. Are they being hard to replace? Are they hard to find? I cannot imagine loosing 700! I think I would have to just sit down & cry! Thanx for the link ~ well ~ you know where I'll be all day! :D It's gonna be a rainy, dreary old day any way! Gee, this year has flown!
Good link Patti, there is one for tree ID's too where you go through eliminating or rather selection processes, it seems to work. The Rutgers site I found by navigating through several links on links.
Oh gee, nigtmares about sparrows and starlings, I hope you had a good night's rest, weed free too! I had a funny nightmare about all sorts of silly things coming together, not too distressing, but I could piece together all the events by things that have been recently just part of normal every day events, mostly on the wrong side of what we want. I think the stress of the night's events got the brains survival awareness triggers working.
The plant's stems to me look like they are rounded on the outer side, flat on the inner face where they are all emerging from a central point and perhaps flattened by this. I grew some watercress years ago, it has a similar habit. I wonder if we could do an indepth search on cresses, it may lead to something if not a cress.
I was a book dealer for more than 30 years and my DH had two major passions in his life, boats and books. I think I am now maybe # 5 on his list! Replaced by # 1, our DS, followed by #2, our 2 DDogs, then Books and boats then #5, me. At least I am still on his list! We both had large collections of rare and peculiar books. Some valuable and some just part of our family. We only lost the main floor and lower level of the house, so all the books upstairs are fine, but most of my garden books and a great many literary treasures were lost. My husband spent days sitting among the soggy piles recording the title, author, pub, edition etc so we could claim the correct insurance and have a list to know what was lost. However some of the books never made the list, as they where shoveled into dumpsters by the first crew to show up to help. They didnt realize that we needed to record them. We lost a huge number of our family photographs, all our tax records, my garden journals and most of our antique furniture which had to be restored. So it isn't the same and far less valuable. We lost some of the art on our walls, but the most important ones managed to be saved. We spent two years in litigation with the insurance company and couldn't live in our house for more than a year and they still manage to cheated us out of a some money. I feel so sorry for the Katrina victim's. We had enough money to repair our house while they disputed everything for nearly three years. We also had the money to hire a big gun lawyer to go after them. They just tried to make us settle for nothing after having paid them total replacement insurance for 20 years. That is what they have been doing down south. Criminal. I had no interest during this period in gardening as we didn't live here and the construction crew was parked all over the place. So it was a mess. But now it is past. I think I will try to find my lost wildflower book today by searching ADDALLBOOKS, which is the best search engine for OP books. Good luck with your weed (afraid so). Patti
levilyla, Fire is far more difficult. We could sort of see what was gone. You will never know what is really missing aside from the obvious, until you need it or want it. Such a sad thing for you. Kind of like my wildflower book, that I now remember is gone. I hadn't thought about that book in years and how I enjoyed using it until music2keep was trying to Id her plant. Now I want it back. On the lighter side, when I first saw the mess, I got a strange look on my face and my DH wanted to know what I was thinking. I remarked that I was sad, but that I was truly astounded that two sane people could have so much stuff (not the word I used)! Patti
Oooo, Patti & Levi. My heart hurts for you both! I cannot imagine...
Patti, that totally infuriates me when ins. co's act like you owe Them. I would have changed company's in a heart beat & hope that you did. If it weren't for us paying folks, they would be out of business. Argggg! I feel it's all amoney racket, anyway.
Funny thing was that they had just told most of their long time Nantucket Customers prior to our damage that we would all be removed from their list soon, so our local broker was shopping for a new company for us when it happened. I think they didn't like the fact that most people living in places where the property values are all very high are more likely to challenge them legally when they don't pay up and the repair cost are high. Duh, we paid for it. The law firm we hired said this company, HINGHAM, was notorious for this type of stalling and bullying tactics. We had only made one tiny small claim against them in all those years of paying big premiums. Our local brokers where useless and obviously working for them, not us. We have a different carrier now, but I doubt it would make a difference. Patti
Well, Patti, I'm glad it's all behind you (the bad stuff). Does it make it more fun(?~lack of a better word) to be hunting for books? I know you miss the ones you haven't replaced, but I do like a good "search"!
Levi, I'm glad you had some "agreeable" folks to deal with. Those are rare & hard to come by!
Well, I had better get busy...many things to do.
If I don't talk to you guys any more this day...Happy New Year!
Music2keep: Don't have a clue as to what the first plant is ... does look a bit like parsley! The plant on your retaining wall looks like what I have growing in my backyard - Wedelia or "Trailing Yellow" ... for some reason I can't get the PlantFiles Link to copy ... having some minor computer problems today! But, if you go to Plantfiles and type in Wedelia, there are a couple of different ones that are shown.
Wedelia grows like a weed here in Florida ... I have it growing through and in the grass in my backyard ... it's pretty, but takes over down our way!
Here's another link to see what the Wedelia looks like. In my yard it grows in clumps as well as trailing stems. In full sun it gets the yellow flowers but I have some in shade that doesn't bloom ... not enough sun. I have pulled it up and planted it in hanging baskets ... makes a nice hanging plant in full sun with the yellow flowers.
Lin, The leaves are quite different on the plant with the yellow bloom. I think that it may be a butter cup, some sort of rannunculus, (the one also in with my Iris). It's very aggressive, but I really like it. I can treat it any way I like & it keeps on "truckin".
The one in the 1st 2 pix...???? Some sort of cress? I really haven't got a clue...close but no cigar.
Hi, Sally. The thing that I think is a cress...in the #4 pic that I posted is 6" long. The plant is rather small, but if I let it go the whole plant has gotten as tall as a couple of feet (with the "spikey" things on the top of it). ~ Now ain't I plant illiterate! :D
Hey, illiterate-- I know what you mean, so who cares about all the right words?
It does look close to the bittercrss that wallaby sent you, but a litle fuzzy. looks like we need a naturalist from WV to chime in, too bad none has.
But thank you very much because this has gotten me an ID onsomething in my yard, I've beeen wondering about, turns out I have hairy bittercress aka shotweed. That's neat, beacuse 1- finally have a name and 2- its a tasty edible, acc to plantfiles! Hope you get the same news on your weed ...I wonder if any of the midatlantic has seeen this.. maybe one f them knows it but just isn't into the ID forum .
Sally, Hart may float around here. I didn't know there was anyone else from this neck of the woods around. I may have to resort to the WVU web site. On rare occasions I can get a correct answer, But I suppose I should check with Va-Tech. They seem to be more into the cyber thingy.
But I'm glad you found an ID for one of yours! :D
Nope some 'weeds' are very aromatic especially the Rannunculus and Canabis...
It just helps rule out what it ain't.
Like Wallaby I was thinking Bittercrest at first.
That yellow flower screams rannunculus to me though.
I didn't notice the hairs on the leaves and had ruled out a few plants.
Let me look over my notes...
Ric, I went thru & edited the 1st 6 pix. #3 pic Is Rannunculus. It's a vine & that's what I have on my retaining wall. In pix #1,2,4,5,6, they are all of the same plant I need an ID for. It isn't a vine, but grows everywhere the Rannunculus doesn't. I think the one in pic #1, ect. prefers the shade, as it is in my Hosta beds.
I like to "push buttons" & hope I don't go too far...Are you sure the hot tub was only 104*? :D