Wildflowers forum: White Root

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Sep 18, 2014 1:00 AM CST
This is a cute native that is a vigorous enemy of turf farmers, lawn growers and gardeners in Australia. I even had its white roots themselves, after which it is named, turn up in the roots of daylilies that I have purchased.

It is not well liked. In the garden it can be okay as a groundcover but it can take off and strangle plants. There is not much one can do though. It is very, very difficult to eliminate.

Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Sep 18, 2014 12:17 PM CST
I've read that it's also very toxic, Glen, works something like snake venom on the body. I think I'd be trying to get rid of it too.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Sep 18, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Oh, Sharon I hadn't noticed that!
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 18, 2014 5:32 PM CST
I don't remember where I read it, and I'm not familiar with the plant, it just seems that I remember the snake reference
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 25, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Now that's some kind of memory!
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 25, 2014 3:54 PM CST
When it's about plants, wildflowers specifically, I usually remember. But I think I saw it when I was looking at lobeline, which is in a lot of lobelia and if something in a plant refers to medicine, then that's what I remember. Might have been when I was checking out the cardinal flower -- Lobelia cardinalis. Some stuff just gets stuck in my mind and remains, other times I can't remember yesterday.

I don't think White Root grows here, so what do I know? Not much. Big Grin
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Sep 25, 2014 4:56 PM CST
Knowing White Root, Sharon, it would love to grow in America on its way to world conquest. Actually it is not a bad groundcover. But I have just put in my native violets and it is going to be very difficult saving them from smothering from White Root.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 25, 2014 5:12 PM CST
Thank you very much, Glen, but you can keep your White Root down there; I have enough trouble with Creeping Charlie taking over my yard, my sidewalk, my garden paths . . . .
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 25, 2014 5:14 PM CST
Here it's chamber bitter. Angry
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 25, 2014 5:30 PM CST
It's always something, I think.
Bindweed also comes to mind.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Sep 25, 2014 5:38 PM CST
Just reading up on your weeds.

!!Chamber Bitter Phyllanthus urinaria is a discovery for me. I have always wondered what that weed was in my garden.
I have never been able to identify it but it can just take over.
And yes, it is introduced and widespread here.

Interestingly it has been tested to see if it impacts on hepatitis b. See article that follows, if it is understandable.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11655-013-1320-7...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 25, 2014 5:42 PM CST
Very interesting!

Well, heck, I could sell them a whole truckload per week of the stuff. Actually, en masse, it's quite pretty. It just doesn't grow where I want it to & instead grows where I don't want it to.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Sep 25, 2014 5:49 PM CST
I hate it. I didn't realise it had flowers. If I miss one it just cascades through the garden.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 25, 2014 5:52 PM CST
Who can see the flowers? Need a magnifying glass. Look at all those seeds! Talk about prolific!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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