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Montana (Zone 5a)
Oct 18, 2016 2:24 PM CST
Does this look familiar to anyone? I have this growing in my pasture this fall. It is off green, gelatinous and strange. I have not seen it before.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Oct 18, 2016 3:46 PM CST
Its a type of algae (I think its algae) called nostoc that grows in lawns (or pastures).
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Montana (Zone 5a)
Oct 18, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Thank you, it has been raining non stop for a week, I don't see where it is toxic to anything in the article although it doesn't actually say so, I would expect if it were, they would mention it. Funny how for every plant we want to grow, there is another clinger that comes along with it.

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