Plant ID forum: What are these?

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Apr 23, 2013 5:20 PM CST
They spread easily and have an unpleasant smell to them. I traded for some wild ginger a few years back; are these them or obnoxious weed?Thumb of 2013-04-23/piksihk/a27152
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 23, 2013 6:33 PM CST
This link may be of use to you....has pics of a number of wild gingers.

http://www.wildgingerfarm.com/Asarum.htm

Your plant kinda reminds me of Houttuynia cordata.... I could be way off base, so here are some pics for comparison (i suggest it because its Chinese name means Fishy plant....

http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos...

There is a variegated cultivar called Chameleon also

http://hvp.osu.edu/pocketgardener/source/description/ho_rdat...
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
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piksihk
Apr 25, 2013 10:42 AM CST
Thanks, Moonhowl, for the sites. I've not seen them flower and they are low growing.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 26, 2013 9:30 AM CST
You are very welcome....perhaps waiting for blooms may be the best way to get a positive ID. Sorry I couldn't help more.

Moon
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
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piksihk
Apr 26, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Moon, I've not seen a bloom on these; and I've had them for over 2 yrs.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Apr 26, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Perhaps it is Houttuynia....it has tiny flowers that are usually hidden under the leaves.....besides the general look of the plant, it was your reference to Unpleasant smell that made me consider it. Perhaps someone will have a more positive ID for you.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Nov 16, 2013 8:30 AM CST
It is Houttuynia, the dreaded curse of gardens here.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Nov 16, 2013 11:24 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks Arlene for the confirmation.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Nov 16, 2013 1:40 PM CST
I fought that monster too many years and hate seeing anyone else go through it.

For those who love it, and live in an area where it doesn't invade everything, it is a gorgeous plant. I've always said it was the most beautiful (weed) ever. It complimented many of the daylilies so well.



Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
Lilies Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Bulbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Clematis
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piksihk
Nov 16, 2013 10:23 PM CST
Thanks, Jean & Arlene.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Nov 19, 2013 7:20 AM CST
I am still trying to get RID of mine. I have seen them flower. I think that they would be better in a pot to control them if you are not using them for erosion control. If you have them in a area that you can afford to let them spread, then by all means go for it. You have been WARNED!! Big Grin
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