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Name: Betsy
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Jul 9, 2015 9:58 PM CST


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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 10, 2015 5:32 AM CST
Maybe some types of Asparagus ferns, the first one looks similar to a fox tail fern?
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 10, 2015 8:35 AM CST
A. sprengeri
Not a true fern. All parts of "Asparagus ferns" are supposedly poisonous. In central Texas they are an invasive pest! I set a hanging basket in a garden bed in my front yard years ago. The berries dropped and sprouted all over the bed and in the grass. It took years to kill it out of the grass. I still find little ones in the flower bed.
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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jul 11, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Sandi, I'm finding them everywhere! They are invasive for sure. They have taken over one bed and smothering other plants. Both of these are planted together so I will take them out...and replace with flowering plants. Don't really care for them.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 11, 2015 10:37 AM CST
Be careful and wear heavy gloves. They have lots of thorns.
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jul 11, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Oh yes, I found that out! when I touched them --- these are at the house we are moving to... they are in the back and front yard!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 11, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Congratulations on getting a new house! And good luck with all those thorns!
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Jul 11, 2015 12:44 PM CST
Thanks, Sandi.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 11, 2015 7:02 PM CST
The second one appears to be "Sprengeri." At least, it looks a lot like the one I have.
Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri')
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jul 13, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Thks, woofie
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