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Old 14-08-2003, 06:32 AM
Tina
 
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Hello gardeners!

I've searched the web quite a bit tonight trying to ID this plant, and
many roads lead to rec.gardens as a good source. I've also looked for
a FAQ here, and unable to find one specific to this group, I'm going
to go ahead and describe the plant I'm wondering about, and see where
this leads me.

I'm in Northeast Ohio, and this plant is growing in a sparsely wooded
area, near some sunlight. It's about a foot tall, and the stem is
thick, maybe 3/8", and green. At the top of the stem there's a
cluster of medium green ... they're not berries, I don't think,
because they don't look separate from one another ... pods of some
type (or a multi-part pod?)? There are 15 large 'lobes' and about
10-15 smaller ones all stuck together, like a cluster of grapes
defying gravity. (total size approx. 4") They look solid. There's
one 'branch' coming out of the stem, a couple of inches below the
cluster, and it has three large green leaves on it, about 6-7" long,
and 3-4" wide.

My daughter and I found this plant while outside playing, and at first
I thought it was a mutant tree of some kind, because I've had many
baby trees growing in this area, and it still may be a mutant, but I
did find another exactly like it soon after this 'discovery'.

I'm mainly concerned to find out whether it's dangerous for the kids
to be playing around it/them, and/or if there's something going on in
this patch of woods that I have to control (a parasite or something).
I did notice several small brown pod/seed-type growths on Oak leaves
nearby, similar in size to the 'pods' on the plant, but I don't know
if it's related at all.

I do have pictures, but wasn't sure how to post them on
alt.binaries.pictures.gardens (If that is in fact the group to which
binary-related questions are best posted), and if this post doesn't
generate any information, I can try to do that again [Should I post
there then post a pointer? Post the question there with the picture? I
didn't find a FAQ there either].

I am grateful for any help you can give me!

Tina.

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Old 14-08-2003, 07:02 AM
Cereoid-UR12-
 
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Go ahead and post the pictures on alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Click on your help icon for info on how to post them.


Tina wrote in message
om...
Hello gardeners!

I've searched the web quite a bit tonight trying to ID this plant, and
many roads lead to rec.gardens as a good source. I've also looked for
a FAQ here, and unable to find one specific to this group, I'm going
to go ahead and describe the plant I'm wondering about, and see where
this leads me.

I'm in Northeast Ohio, and this plant is growing in a sparsely wooded
area, near some sunlight. It's about a foot tall, and the stem is
thick, maybe 3/8", and green. At the top of the stem there's a
cluster of medium green ... they're not berries, I don't think,
because they don't look separate from one another ... pods of some
type (or a multi-part pod?)? There are 15 large 'lobes' and about
10-15 smaller ones all stuck together, like a cluster of grapes
defying gravity. (total size approx. 4") They look solid. There's
one 'branch' coming out of the stem, a couple of inches below the
cluster, and it has three large green leaves on it, about 6-7" long,
and 3-4" wide.

My daughter and I found this plant while outside playing, and at first
I thought it was a mutant tree of some kind, because I've had many
baby trees growing in this area, and it still may be a mutant, but I
did find another exactly like it soon after this 'discovery'.

I'm mainly concerned to find out whether it's dangerous for the kids
to be playing around it/them, and/or if there's something going on in
this patch of woods that I have to control (a parasite or something).
I did notice several small brown pod/seed-type growths on Oak leaves
nearby, similar in size to the 'pods' on the plant, but I don't know
if it's related at all.

I do have pictures, but wasn't sure how to post them on
alt.binaries.pictures.gardens (If that is in fact the group to which
binary-related questions are best posted), and if this post doesn't
generate any information, I can try to do that again [Should I post
there then post a pointer? Post the question there with the picture? I
didn't find a FAQ there either].

I am grateful for any help you can give me!

Tina.



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Old 16-08-2003, 08:12 AM
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jack in the pulpit?
http://www.wiseacre-gardens.com/plan...ackpulpit.html

On 13 Aug 2003 21:26:12 -0700, (Tina) wrote:

Hello gardeners!

I've searched the web quite a bit tonight trying to ID this plant, and
many roads lead to rec.gardens as a good source. I've also looked for
a FAQ here, and unable to find one specific to this group, I'm going
to go ahead and describe the plant I'm wondering about, and see where
this leads me.

I'm in Northeast Ohio, and this plant is growing in a sparsely wooded
area, near some sunlight. It's about a foot tall, and the stem is
thick, maybe 3/8", and green. At the top of the stem there's a
cluster of medium green ... they're not berries, I don't think,
because they don't look separate from one another ... pods of some
type (or a multi-part pod?)? There are 15 large 'lobes' and about
10-15 smaller ones all stuck together, like a cluster of grapes
defying gravity. (total size approx. 4") They look solid. There's
one 'branch' coming out of the stem, a couple of inches below the
cluster, and it has three large green leaves on it, about 6-7" long,
and 3-4" wide.

My daughter and I found this plant while outside playing, and at first
I thought it was a mutant tree of some kind, because I've had many
baby trees growing in this area, and it still may be a mutant, but I
did find another exactly like it soon after this 'discovery'.

I'm mainly concerned to find out whether it's dangerous for the kids
to be playing around it/them, and/or if there's something going on in
this patch of woods that I have to control (a parasite or something).
I did notice several small brown pod/seed-type growths on Oak leaves
nearby, similar in size to the 'pods' on the plant, but I don't know
if it's related at all.

I do have pictures, but wasn't sure how to post them on
alt.binaries.pictures.gardens (If that is in fact the group to which
binary-related questions are best posted), and if this post doesn't
generate any information, I can try to do that again [Should I post
there then post a pointer? Post the question there with the picture? I
didn't find a FAQ there either].

I am grateful for any help you can give me!

Tina.


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Old 16-08-2003, 05:32 PM
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(Tina) wrote in message . com...
Hello gardeners!

I've searched the web quite a bit tonight trying to ID this plant, and
many roads lead to rec.gardens as a good source. I've also looked for
a FAQ here, and unable to find one specific to this group, I'm going
to go ahead and describe the plant I'm wondering about, and see where
this leads me.

I'm in Northeast Ohio, and this plant is growing in a sparsely wooded
area, near some sunlight. It's about a foot tall, and the stem is
thick, maybe 3/8", and green. At the top of the stem there's a
cluster of medium green ... they're not berries, I don't think,
because they don't look separate from one another ... pods of some
type (or a multi-part pod?)? There are 15 large 'lobes' and about
10-15 smaller ones all stuck together, like a cluster of grapes
defying gravity. (total size approx. 4") They look solid. There's
one 'branch' coming out of the stem, a couple of inches below the
cluster, and it has three large green leaves on it, about 6-7" long,
and 3-4" wide.

My daughter and I found this plant while outside playing, and at first
I thought it was a mutant tree of some kind, because I've had many
baby trees growing in this area, and it still may be a mutant, but I
did find another exactly like it soon after this 'discovery'.

I'm mainly concerned to find out whether it's dangerous for the kids
to be playing around it/them, and/or if there's something going on in
this patch of woods that I have to control (a parasite or something).
I did notice several small brown pod/seed-type growths on Oak leaves
nearby, similar in size to the 'pods' on the plant, but I don't know
if it's related at all.

I do have pictures, but wasn't sure how to post them on
alt.binaries.pictures.gardens (If that is in fact the group to which
binary-related questions are best posted), and if this post doesn't
generate any information, I can try to do that again [Should I post
there then post a pointer? Post the question there with the picture? I
didn't find a FAQ there either].

I am grateful for any help you can give me!

Tina.


If I had to guess based on size and season it sounds like a Jack in The Pulpit
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Old 17-08-2003, 05:06 AM
Tina
 
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"Cereoid-UR12-" wrote in message y.com...
Go ahead and post the pictures on alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Click on your help icon for info on how to post them.



Thank you for being willing to help -- After getting my power
restored, I see someone (sometwo) have ID-ed this as
jack-in-the-pulpit, so I'll not post a picture. But I know what to do
if I find another weird plant!

Tina.


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Old 17-08-2003, 05:06 AM
Tina
 
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dicko wrote in message . ..
jack in the pulpit?
http://www.wiseacre-gardens.com/plan...ackpulpit.html



Thank you! Yes, that's it! Doesn't look dangerous, but I never
would've guessed it was a *flower*. Something for me to think about,
I think.

Tina.
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Old 17-08-2003, 05:32 AM
Cereoid-UR12-
 
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That's fantastic. Even though you specifically said they weren't berries,
that is exactly what they were!!!

Beecrofter and Dicko win the psychic plant identification medal of merit for
this month for not believing your description and correctly identifying the
fruiting stem of the "Jack in the Pulpit"!!!!

Do really want me to tell you what you can do the next time you find a weird
plant?


Tina wrote in message
om...
"Cereoid-UR12-" wrote in message

y.com...
Go ahead and post the pictures on alt.binaries.pictures.gardens.

Click on your help icon for info on how to post them.



Thank you for being willing to help -- After getting my power
restored, I see someone (sometwo) have ID-ed this as
jack-in-the-pulpit, so I'll not post a picture. But I know what to do
if I find another weird plant!

Tina.



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Old 20-08-2003, 07:22 AM
Tina
 
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"Cereoid-UR12-" wrote in message om...
That's fantastic. Even though you specifically said they weren't berries,
that is exactly what they were!!!


I'll have to go look at them again in a week or so, because they
really look like one big thing stuck together. Like a big green
raspberry or something!

Beecrofter and Dicko win the psychic plant identification medal of merit for
this month for not believing your description and correctly identifying the
fruiting stem of the "Jack in the Pulpit"!!!!


I didn't know there was a psychic plant ID medal! Maybe I'll come up
with a more vague or misleading description for September?

Do really want me to tell you what you can do the next time you find a weird
plant?


Um, I *was* thinking come back here and get some help....but now I see
that there are other options .... maybe I do want to know...? Try
me.

I think I'm sticking around, rec.gardeners.

Tina.
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Old 20-08-2003, 02:32 PM
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Welcome. Consider yourself part of the family.

Dave

"Tina" wrote in message
om...
"Cereoid-UR12-" wrote in message

om...
That's fantastic. Even though you specifically said they weren't

berries,
that is exactly what they were!!!


I'll have to go look at them again in a week or so, because they
really look like one big thing stuck together. Like a big green
raspberry or something!

Beecrofter and Dicko win the psychic plant identification medal of merit

for
this month for not believing your description and correctly identifying

the
fruiting stem of the "Jack in the Pulpit"!!!!


I didn't know there was a psychic plant ID medal! Maybe I'll come up
with a more vague or misleading description for September?

Do really want me to tell you what you can do the next time you find a

weird
plant?


Um, I *was* thinking come back here and get some help....but now I see
that there are other options .... maybe I do want to know...? Try
me.

I think I'm sticking around, rec.gardeners.

Tina.





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