Wildflowers forum: Need correction?

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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
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chickhill
Jul 1, 2014 9:11 AM CST
which one is this? I posted this to Actaea Rubra, when it might be Actaea Pachypoda
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I tip my hat to you. Thank You!

Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jul 1, 2014 9:24 AM CST
Please see the comments in Plant ID. Your plant doesn't have the red pedicels of A. pachypoda. Actaea rubra fits.
Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
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chickhill
Jul 1, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Thank you growitall, one little detail makes the difference.
Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
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BrendaVR
Sep 13, 2014 1:18 PM CST
It is Actaea pachypoda but does not look ripe yet, the seed pedicels are nice and thick so I would say it is Actaea pachypoda, once those seeds ripen up its pedicels likely will tun red too but its just not the right time. So its not A. rubra....because rubra has very thin pedicels. The colour may come once they ripen and they look far from ripe right in this photo. The thicker stem is also diagnostic when in flower. Compare A pachypoda and A. rubra especially the flowers and unripe fruit photos.
If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!
Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
Garden Art Butterflies Sempervivums Sedums Hummingbirder Hostas
Image
chickhill
Sep 13, 2014 5:59 PM CST
Thank you Brenda for the correct ID. Thank You! I tip my hat to you. Saw this in Al. and made it's pic.
Name: BrendaVR
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Dragonflies Butterflies Region: Canadian
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BrendaVR
Sep 23, 2014 9:43 PM CST
Glad to help.
I have to ID these guys all year round (ecologist for work) so needed to find a way to do so throughout the year... :P
If we had no holes in our leaves we would have no butterflies!

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