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Old 28-03-2003, 12:44 AM
Doctoroe
 
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I thought it looked kinda like cilantro too. But so far, no fragrant
smell from the leaves, and I don't believe there are flowers, but I am
going to let it grow and see what happens. Maybe it will take on some
herb fragrance as it gets older..
in the meantime it's.........growing like a weed!
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That is a cool website.. lotsa neat farm stuff in there..
Cheers
Doc

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Old 28-03-2003, 05:20 PM
Tomatolord
 
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it it was cilantro no matter what size it was it would be pungent

We grow some and the plant gets about 3-4 foot with white flowers and
readily reseeds itself..

The deer avoid it completely!

tomatolord

"Doctoroe" wrote in message
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I thought it looked kinda like cilantro too. But so far, no fragrant
smell from the leaves, and I don't believe there are flowers, but I am
going to let it grow and see what happens. Maybe it will take on some
herb fragrance as it gets older..
in the meantime it's.........growing like a weed!
--
That is a cool website.. lotsa neat farm stuff in there..
Cheers
Doc




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Old 28-03-2003, 06:32 PM
Eileen Gregory
 
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I think it IS a weed! Keep a close eye on it. The Ranunculus that I
think it is would have no smell and has very inconspicuous flowers. You
may have only one this year and 1 hundred next year! Let's hope that I'm
wrong. It's fun to find new plants either way!
Eileen

Doctoroe wrote:

I thought it looked kinda like cilantro too. But so far, no fragrant
smell from the leaves, and I don't believe there are flowers, but I am
going to let it grow and see what happens. Maybe it will take on some
herb fragrance as it gets older..
in the meantime it's.........growing like a weed!
--
That is a cool website.. lotsa neat farm stuff in there..
Cheers
Doc


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Old 28-03-2003, 08:21 PM
 
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In article ,
Eileen Gregory wrote:
I think it IS a weed! Keep a close eye on it. The Ranunculus that I
think it is would have no smell and has very inconspicuous flowers.


Ranunculus? That's the genus that buttercups are in.

We have Ranunculus "weeds" in and around the garden (R. acris, I
believe), but they have an obvious yellow flower (not blooming yet this
year, but soon). They're common in pastures and meadows.

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Steve

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Old 28-03-2003, 08:32 PM
Eileen Gregory
 
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That's right, I think the herb/weed in question is in the Buttercup
family. It doesn't have the nice yellow flowers though. I don't know the
species name.
Again, I could be wrong, just throwing out my $0.02 worth.
Eileen

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In article ,
Eileen Gregory wrote:
I think it IS a weed! Keep a close eye on it. The Ranunculus that I
think it is would have no smell and has very inconspicuous flowers.


Ranunculus? That's the genus that buttercups are in.

We have Ranunculus "weeds" in and around the garden (R. acris, I
believe), but they have an obvious yellow flower (not blooming yet this
year, but soon). They're common in pastures and meadows.

--
Steve




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Old 28-03-2003, 11:32 PM
Anne Lurie
 
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Following up my own most recent post (which may or may not have actually
made it through, because I don't see it):

I had ventured the notion that the mystery weed might have been the leaves
of celery, then posted something showing celery leaves, then showed that
http://www.gentinggarden.com.my/garden/index.html shows "everbearing celery
leaf" for salads.

Since my curiosity simply would not let me "ignore" the .my portion of the
URL I posted, I painstakingly wended my way back to the home page -- and
it turns out http://www.gentinggarden.com.my is the home page for Monoluxury
Sdn. Bhd., which was incorporated in Malaysia in 1992 by local Malay and
foreign partners with the objective of investing in the horticultural
industry in Malaysia.

Gotta run, hubby's cooking most excellent veal chops that he got yesterday
from Fowler's in Durham!

(Oops, sorry, realized this is tri.gardens, not tri.dining -- but what the
heck! We still eat!)

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh


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It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.
Anyone know what it is? Sure is a robust grower, in the herb garden-
of all places:
http://www.farmphoto.com/homestead/m....asp?mid=37908



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Old 28-03-2003, 11:44 PM
Anne Lurie
 
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Okay, so here's Guess #2 from me -- aside from cilantro and/or flat-leaf
(Italian) parsley, the *other* thing that comes to my mind
is............celery.

I didn't mention it before because I assumed the celery stalk would be hard
to miss, but I decided it may take a while for the stalk to form -- in the
meantime, the leaves come up.

Hmm..... Genting Garden website
http://www.gentinggarden.com.my/garden/content.html sells an "everbearing
Celery Leaf" among its many tasty-looking products! I thought at first that
it was selling seeds, but I realize it must sell produce to restaurants
somewhere 'cross the pond!

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh


"Doctoroe" wrote in message
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It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.
Anyone know what it is? Sure is a robust grower, in the herb garden-
of all places:
http://www.farmphoto.com/homestead/m....asp?mid=37908



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Old 29-03-2003, 12:20 PM
Bippy
 
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"Doctoroe" wrote in message
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| It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.
| Anyone know what it is? Sure is a robust grower, in the herb
garden-
| of all places:
| http://www.farmphoto.com/homestead/m....asp?mid=37908

Looks like either cilantro or flat-leafed parsley to me. Wish there
was sniff-o-vision on the web so's I could sniff it 'n tell ya for
sure. ;-) My guess, though, is cilantro.


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Old 29-03-2003, 12:44 PM
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What do the flowers look like? Could it be a Hardy Geranium?
Cyndi

Doctoroe wrote:

It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.
Anyone know what it is? Sure is a robust grower, in the herb garden-
of all places:
http://www.farmphoto.com/homestead/m....asp?mid=37908


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Old 29-03-2003, 01:08 PM
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Yesterday at the garden center I was looking at catnip. Could it
be that? Surely looks similar to me.
Jeny




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Old 29-03-2003, 02:08 PM
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In article ,
Doctoroe wrote:
It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.


Looks like Italian Parsley from here (though it seems a little big for
so early in the spring).

Compare with www.botanical.com/site/column_rita/par-it-l.gif

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Old 29-03-2003, 04:32 PM
Anne Lurie
 
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I'll vote for flat-leaf parsley or cilantro! As for the smell, have you
tried crushing a leaf or two? I think that cilantro would have an odor.

BTW, that's a cool website.

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh


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It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.
Anyone know what it is? Sure is a robust grower, in the herb garden-
of all places:
http://www.farmphoto.com/homestead/m....asp?mid=37908



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Old 01-04-2003, 10:08 PM
Rebeccah Neff
 
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Close--it looks a little like lovage to me. Lovage is a
celery-flavored herb, so crushing the leaves should be a give-away.
See:

http://www.cnn.com/FOOD/key.ingredient/lovage/


On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 23:08:55 GMT, "Anne Lurie"
wrote:

Okay, so here's Guess #2 from me -- aside from cilantro and/or flat-leaf
(Italian) parsley, the *other* thing that comes to my mind
is............celery.

I didn't mention it before because I assumed the celery stalk would be hard
to miss, but I decided it may take a while for the stalk to form -- in the
meantime, the leaves come up.

Hmm..... Genting Garden website
http://www.gentinggarden.com.my/garden/content.html sells an "everbearing
Celery Leaf" among its many tasty-looking products! I thought at first that
it was selling seeds, but I realize it must sell produce to restaurants
somewhere 'cross the pond!

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh


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It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.
Anyone know what it is? Sure is a robust grower, in the herb garden-
of all places:
http://www.farmphoto.com/homestead/m....asp?mid=37908



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Old 02-04-2003, 03:44 AM
Doctoroe
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I am starting to think it's not an
herb, since there still is no real aroma about it at all. It is
starting to develop something that looks like tiny flower buds, so
perhaps the mystery will be solved shortly... I'll post an update when
that happens.
Cheers

Doc


Rebeccah Neff wrote in message ...
Close--it looks a little like lovage to me. Lovage is a
celery-flavored herb, so crushing the leaves should be a give-away.
See:

http://www.cnn.com/FOOD/key.ingredient/lovage/


On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 23:08:55 GMT, "Anne Lurie"
wrote:

Okay, so here's Guess #2 from me -- aside from cilantro and/or flat-leaf
(Italian) parsley, the *other* thing that comes to my mind
is............celery.

I didn't mention it before because I assumed the celery stalk would be hard
to miss, but I decided it may take a while for the stalk to form -- in the
meantime, the leaves come up.

Hmm..... Genting Garden website
http://www.gentinggarden.com.my/garden/content.html sells an "everbearing
Celery Leaf" among its many tasty-looking products! I thought at first that
it was selling seeds, but I realize it must sell produce to restaurants
somewhere 'cross the pond!

Anne Lurie
NE Raleigh


"Doctoroe" wrote in message
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It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.
Anyone know what it is? Sure is a robust grower, in the herb garden-
of all places:
http://www.farmphoto.com/homestead/m....asp?mid=37908


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Old 02-04-2003, 03:44 PM
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Geraniaceae caroliniaum L. (Carolina Geranium).
Diffusely-branched semi-erect winter annual. Stems greenish-pink to red, densely hairy.
Leaves with long petioles, hairy, dissected into variously divided segments, margins blunt toothed.
Flowers pink to purplish with five petals. Fruit a five-parted capsule that forms a "stork's bill" up
to 0.5 inch (1.2 cm) long. Reproduces by seed. Found throughout the continental United States and
Hawaii. Also occurs in Canada, the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America, and Australia.
http://www.griffin.peachnet.edu/cssci/TURF/turf.htm has a photo.

Cyndi




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It sure looks like an herb, but it has no obvious herbie smell.
Anyone know what it is? Sure is a robust grower, in the herb garden-
of all places:
http://www.farmphoto.com/homestead/m....asp?mid=37908




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