Plant ID forum: Georgia Plant ID

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Name: Mike Jones
Warner Robins, GA (Zone 8a)
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Mar 11, 2017 8:58 PM CST
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Found at edge of Appalachian Mountain trail near Dahlonega, GA. 3/10/10. I could only find this single specimen growing through pine straw at edge of mostly coniferous forest. Striped Wintergreen and Downy Rattlesnake Plantain grew prolifically nearby.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 13, 2017 11:58 AM CST
Hard to say this early in season, but looks like an autumn bloomer...
Possible aster.... Or maybe aurolaria virginica... Or possibly a Silphium.

Having an impossible time finding the winter sprigs of these plants on google.... Everybody shoots them in bloom.... Including me.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Mar 13, 2017 1:13 PM CST

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Looks like a Rumex to me.
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porkpal
Mar 13, 2017 1:36 PM CST
Rumex sanguineus has red veining like that.
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Name: Mike Jones
Warner Robins, GA (Zone 8a)
Jonesml90
Mar 14, 2017 12:16 AM CST
My mycology & botany professor said to look at the venation and leaf margins for clues. Everything I'm seeing is consistent with R. sanguineus. I knew there was a reason I didn't want spring break to end - even the weeds in North GA look good!

You're right, Stone, things are a lot easier to identify later in the year. This winter has been so crazy I thought it may have already matured. Thanks for the ID, y'all. Not knowing was driving me nuts.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 14, 2017 7:17 AM CST
Lots of plants have red veining at this time of the year...

I checked google images.... Rumex isn't as grey coloured... Has a darker green appearance... And rounder leaf tips...

I may need to go for a walk with my camera.... See if I can't find plants that look similar...
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Name: Mike Jones
Warner Robins, GA (Zone 8a)
Jonesml90
Mar 14, 2017 11:55 AM CST
Happy hunting, Stone. I'll keep my eyes out for it while I'm hunting mushrooms for a mycology project. If it helps, it has a soft, fuzzy texture that didn't show up well in the photos. I've never seen another like it, but it's fairly common if it is R. sanguineus.

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