Plant ID forum: Growing like wild flowers in yard

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miltonsmom
Jun 25, 2016 1:49 PM CST
Is this Solomon's seal? We Moved here last June 30 and never saw this. Think previous owners cut all plants down. Tough to see the little flower buds that are now forming. We are in WI near Lake Michigan.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 25, 2016 2:01 PM CST
It does resemble Solomon's Seal. You didn't state where you live, or the general area of the country the plant is growing so I don't know which variety might grow in your area but for comparison, we do have quite a few listed in our database with photos and information: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Polygonatum&butto...
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sooby
Jun 25, 2016 3:01 PM CST
Epipactis helleborine?



Another pic at nearer the same stage:
https://www.google.ca/search?q=epipactis+helleborine&client=...
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miltonsmom
Jun 25, 2016 3:29 PM CST
Yes, sooby has it correct. It is, unfortunately, invasive in WI and so, I must begin eradication. Many thanks.
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plantladylin
Jun 25, 2016 3:36 PM CST
Pretty ... a shame you have to remove it but I do understand! We have so many invasives here in Fla. that I swear will take over within 24 hours time! One that I need to get busy trying to eradicate from our property is Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum) Sold everywhere as a "House Plant", it gets loose and takes over very quickly. I have it growing way up into the trees and scrambling over shrubbery. Grumbling
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DaisyI
Jun 25, 2016 5:54 PM CST
A lot of plants are invasive. That means you have to control it , not necessarily eradicate it. Confused
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Ursula
Jun 25, 2016 6:06 PM CST
I am wondering about this one too. I am happy to see a group of helleborines. If it is that invasive, I too would control, but not eradicate such a pretty little Orchid.
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plantladylin
Jun 25, 2016 7:12 PM CST
I imagine some plants are easier to control than others but here in Florida we have some non-natives that are totally displacing native plants. If someone could tell me how to "control" Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum) and Brazilian Pepper Tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) and Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri') and Mexican Petunia (Ruellia simplex) I'd be ever so grateful!

... Don't even get me started on the invasive fish, snakes, lizards, frogs, etc. that are found here in Florida. Smiling
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Jun 25, 2016 9:07 PM CST
Things will take a little longer to get out of hand in Wisconsin than in Florida. Smiling

miltonsmom
Jun 28, 2016 10:58 AM CST
Well actually Daisy, WI is home to a number of invasives that are truly wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Garlic mustard is at the top of the list. Because this plant has been taking over forest floors in Door County, that was enough to convince me that it needs to be manhandled. Confession: I let one growing, so that I can see the blossoms that are getting ready to open.

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