Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Mysterious Growth
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What in the world are these? This is not a trick question, I really would like to know.

Here's another shot. They are about the size of a thumb and are growing right at the base of some trees. I found several patches on our climb the other day.
Since you did so well identifying the flower for me, I thought I would ask your help and see if someone knows what this is. Thanks in advance.

14 comments:

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  2. I'm going to have to do a little searching on this one. It looks familiar but I can't place it.

    teri

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  3. Mel -- when I clicked on the link in the first comment, it started a scan of my computer. Seems like it might be spam.
    Mary

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  4. Hey Mel,
    I'm guessing they are mushrooms. This site has some great information.
    http://americanmushrooms.com/gallery.htm

    Last spring we had stink horn mushrooms come up in the garden. They looked really creepy at first, but once I learned they were harmless mushrooms I could enjoy their odd beauty.

    Beth
    www.applewd.com/blog/

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  5. Nope- not mushrooms. Squawroot.....it's a parasitic plant that grows on tree roots- mostly oak.

    http://www.2bnthewild.com/plants/H48.htm

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  6. Pods? Invasion of the Body Snatchers?

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  7. Try doing a search on groundcones or Boschniakia. They are parasitic plants. Thanks for the great photos. We are just getting crocuses here in Nova Scotia.

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  8. Wish Daphne didn't have her profile blocked as I would like to contact her. I am headed back to Nova Scotia the 22nd.....

    teri

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  9. Anonymous1:03 PM

    #1 scanned my computer as well...do not go there.

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  10. Anonymous6:40 PM

    My dad in his wisdom thinks they might be a sponge. Grows in the forest usually where there has been a fire or an old building.

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  11. Anonymous7:07 PM

    possibly Indian Pipe ?
    Hard to tell at this stage.
    Linda BC

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  13. Anonymous2:30 PM

    It's the Rubinus Eccandrandia. Commonly known as penisweed. I understand that it cooks very well. Boil for half an hour, then saute with spices (GARLIC), and salt. Slice real thin, then throw it in the trash. (grin). Hi Sis..

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  14. It kinda looks like a volunteer plant we have every year by our creek. We call it "horsetails"!

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