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Name: Jen Dionne
Southern NH (Zone 5b)
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NHJenDion
Jun 14, 2016 11:09 AM CST
I figured since I had 2 unidentifiable plants in my phone now was the time to post these....

So this plant I just found growing just over the embankment that leads down into the ferny/damp woods around my yard. It has 2 stiff, reddish colored stalks and is probaby 6-7' tall. It's all bent over now, because it grabbed onto the birch seedling that was growing next to it and it has these weird tendrils like a pea or a clematis, and the leaves actually look a bit like clematis. I just took this photo today, so if that green umbrell is it's flower, it's flowering now. It's possible it has just gone by. When I first saw it a couple of weeks ago, it was maybe a foot shorter than it is now, and reminded me a bit of Rue (tall and gangly), with pea-like tendrils. It didn't have the flower umbrells on it then. It's possible it was there last year and I missed it, so this may be it's 2nd year. It's in a mostly shady, dry location, though it gets more sun now that a large tree fell (last year).

Any ideas?
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 14, 2016 11:29 AM CST

Smilax herbacea or a similar Smilax.

(psst...nice bandage!) Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jen Dionne
Southern NH (Zone 5b)
Heucheras Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Keeper of Poultry Birds
NHJenDion
Jun 15, 2016 9:38 AM CST
Yes, that is it! ( I looked it up) I think I'm glad I missed it's flowers, though it looks like there's more coming along. It looks kind of cool with it's 'blue berries', so maybe I'll leave it be.

Thanks for the ID!

Jennifer
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jun 15, 2016 5:11 PM CST
Not sure if you want to encourage the plant to stay. It makes a monster root and is hard to get rid of. Maybe post in the "Ask a Question" forum and ask everyone how bad the roots are, then make a decision whether to let it stay. Shrug!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jen Dionne
Southern NH (Zone 5b)
Heucheras Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Keeper of Poultry Birds
NHJenDion
Jun 16, 2016 6:32 AM CST
Greene,

That's probably a good suggestion. I'll do that. Thanks again!

PS. Are you an Avengers Fan? I rather like my bandaid too.
He who can laugh at himself will never cease to be amused....
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jun 16, 2016 4:41 PM CST
NHJenDion said:Greene,

PS. Are you an Avengers Fan?


Yes I am!! And I have to keep current because DD attends DragonCon every year and I need to be able to follow the conversations. The first year she attended I designed and sewed her costume (not Avenger-related) but she designed and sewed her own costume this time - she went as a Captain American "fan", a totally invented persona.

Okay, let's get back to the plant talk. Hurray!

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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