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rth5
Aug 13, 2016 6:31 AM CST
Hello,i have had this plant in my garden (in a pot) for years,i was told it was a betle nut plant but cannot find anything like it over the internet.
It quite hard to explain but i will try.The plant dies away after it has fruited,the next late spring the leaves push through the earth like the letter V upside down there is a bud in the middle of the leaves that produce a white flower,when the plant gets bigger the flowers turn into green then red seed pods or fruit ,then the leaves die off and the pods ripen.
I have 2 photos one of the leaves that have not produced a flower the other with the seed pods and dying leaves.
Thank you very much hope some one can tell me what it is.
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sallysmom
Aug 13, 2016 6:36 AM CST
I see a message that says "This image failed to load." I don't know if it is just on my end or from you. I hope others can see the photo and help you out.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 13, 2016 7:29 AM CST
Welcome to NGA, @rth5 !

Your photo didn't upload correctly -- please try again (using the "upload an image" button underneath the box where you post a message, if that isn't how you attempted to do it originally). I think it would also be helpful if you could give us an idea where you are located. Smiling
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rth5
Aug 14, 2016 3:29 AM CST
I live in Scotland UK..
I will try again to upload the images.
Thank you.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 14, 2016 8:46 AM CST
Ah, much better! Smiling

I hope someone who knows something about your plant will jump in here -- however, I did find that "betel nut" is actually from a palm tree (Areca catechu) that doesn't look anything like what you have. And there is also "Betel Leaf" (Piper betle), a vine that is a member of the pepper family -- but also does not appear to me to be your plant ( http://eol.org/pages/491360/overview ).

So, I'm afraid I haven't given you much help... sorry!
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purpleinopp
Aug 14, 2016 11:32 AM CST
Check Anemone japonica.
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plantladylin
Aug 14, 2016 12:07 PM CST
Hi rth5, Welcome! I agree, the plant in your photo is definitely not Betel Nut Palm (Areca catechu)

Can you post a photo of the bloom? I wonder if your plant might be a Piper? Wild Betel Leaf (Piper sarmentosum)

There is one called Piper betle, but it's a vine: Betel Pepper (Piper betle)

Here is an image of the flower of Piper betel: https://www.google.com/search?q=Piper+betle+flower&biw=1263&...

More images of Piper betel plants: https://www.google.com/search?q=piper+betle&biw=1263&bih=802...
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