Plant ID forum: Woodland plant

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Swayback
May 26, 2015 3:35 PM CST
It has a very deep purple stalk, with branches in whorls, or prongs, similar to the way ginseng does, but it doesn't terminate at the first whorl.
I tried to capture what I assume are seed heads in one pic.
Sorry the light and pics in general are so dark, it was very thick canopy overhead.
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Shadegardener
May 26, 2015 4:02 PM CST
I'm interested in the response you get. I have those too. They've insinuated themselves into my Cimicifuga and it's sometimes hard to tell one from the other.

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bamira
May 26, 2015 4:29 PM CST
Osmorhiza claytonii ?
https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/osmorhiza/clayto...
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Swayback
May 26, 2015 4:50 PM CST
The link you gave looks very much like it, but I don't think it is.
This link to the plant you suggest makes it clear it's not the right plant
http://www.friendsofthewildflowergarden.org/pages/plants/bla...

I don't think this plant is in the carrot family.
The stem is very straight and hard, no sign of an enlarged root.

I'm suspicious that my plant is a medicinal herb from Appalachia, the area I've found it in is very unusual, with MANY plants that should not be there.

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bamira
May 26, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Osmorhiza depauperata or chilensis I tip my hat to you.
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Swayback
May 26, 2015 5:24 PM CST
I guess I need to go back and check more details, that genus is starting to look like the right one... Maybe this is just a very dark one...
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chelle
May 26, 2015 5:50 PM CST
It does look like it could be some type of Osmorhiza. Perhaps longistylus? It's said to have green or purple stems.


http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/aniseroo...
http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=OSLO
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chelle
May 26, 2015 6:56 PM CST
The type I have is very similar; except that my stems are hirsute rather than glabrous.

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
May 27, 2015 6:55 AM CST
Could it be Doll's Eyes/Actaea pachypoda?

Edit, never mind, you did post seed heads.....
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