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Aug 21, 2011 4:56 PM CST
South Dakota (Zone 4a)
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I'm really bad with odd-ball plants... while I find them cool, I'm just not very knowledgeable. This is growing out in my trees Blinking thought I'd post it here to see if it looked familiar to anyone, before I spray it down with roundup. Whistling
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Aug 22, 2011 7:56 AM CST
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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We call those Chenopods!!! In the fall we rip them off the pine trees that they invade and thow the "pods" at each other -- makes for great family fun!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

But seriously they can choke out what ever they attach themselves to so get pulling!!! Thumbs down
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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Aug 22, 2011 8:25 AM CST
South Dakota (Zone 4a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Daylilies Irises Farmer Seed Starter
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thanks Christine, sounds like fun!!
I posted it also on the plant id forum... looks like it is a wild cucumber, but not edible. so yes I will be getting rid of it. The DH has seen it like you describe & kept telling me it was very invasive... but I had to ask..lol Rolling my eyes. thanks for the help.
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Aug 22, 2011 3:14 PM CST
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Heucheras Garden Ideas: Level 2 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Garden Ideas: Level 1
Region: Minnesota Hostas Keeps Horses Birds Farmer Daylilies
Any time and now I know what the "real official" name is of it!! Thumbs up
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
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Aug 30, 2011 10:08 PM CST
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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I'd never seen it before but will now be on the look out................Thinking something I do NOT want?
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Aug 30, 2011 10:32 PM CST
South Dakota (Zone 4a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Daylilies Irises Farmer Seed Starter
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no I don't think you do want this stuff.. I've been watching a lot more closely & by golly this stuff is growing in alot of peoples trees & seems to really bring down the shrubs.. making them look really icky... glad I got rid of it anyhow.
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Nov 7, 2012 8:14 PM CST
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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It's a native annual vine, Echinocystis lobata.
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Nov 10, 2012 6:42 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Nice to see you, Lori, here at ATP.
I am sure we will all learn from you as I have been doing on other forums.

This Northern Gardening Forum is a little slow over the winter, but picks up nearer to spring.
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Nov 10, 2012 1:55 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Caroline, looks like you got dumped on in Calgary, we have 3 or 4 inches of snow and it's -4/24 so that's not too bad.
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Nov 10, 2012 2:01 PM CST
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Hi, Caroline,
Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm sure I'll be learning a lot here. I see a lot of good info posted and have only started browsing around through the site.

Yes, it seems all the gardening forums are pretty slow these days. With our early onset of winter, I'm looking around to get my gardening fix, I guess! Were you able to make it to the CRAGS meeting the other night? I got home rather late and with the snow and roads in bad condition, I dissuaded myself from making the drive. Dang, I was looking forward to that one.

Echinocystis lobata is actually quite fragrant. I try to keep at least one in the yard every summer. They do seed around (with big flat watermelon-like seeds) but are easy to pull up.
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Nov 10, 2012 2:29 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Welcome! Lori, nice to meet you, I'm sure you will love it here at ATP.
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Nov 10, 2012 5:47 PM CST
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Thanks and nice to meet you too, Margaret. I see you are in zone 3 too. So many BC gardeners on the various forums seem to be from the warmest areas (zone 7-8) so it's nice to see that the colder areas are represented here!
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Nov 10, 2012 7:29 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Lori: I did not get to the CRAGS meeting.
I joined in the spring and have not made it to any meetings.
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Nov 28, 2012 3:00 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Gee, I wouldn't mind having some of that nasty "weed." Smiling Looks kind of pretty to me. I wonder if goats can eat it without harm?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Dec 5, 2012 2:24 PM CST
South Dakota (Zone 4a)
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Woofie, I don't know.. since I'd seen it that one time, seems now I see it all over the place. Takes over the trees even and strangles out the other plants Blinking
I know goats are a hardy animal... but??? gosh I just don't have an answer for ya there hun.

I had a heck of a time trying to keep it under control this last year, there were seedlings of it coming up everywhere. All I can figure is the birds had a good time with transplanting it... keeping me busy Rolling my eyes.
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