native plant identification

camper72July 22, 2006

I was visiting a friend in AR (on Greers Ferry Lake). We were unable to identify a native plant and I can't find it in any of my books.

Tall, 6-8 feet, large (8 - 14" across), saucer like single leaves coming from hollow (cane like) stem.

Can anyone help me?

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huachuma

Was it growing out of the water or living at the margin of the lake? Maybe American Lotus?

Here is a link that might be useful: American Lotus

    Bookmark   July 23, 2006 at 6:37PM
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ladyslppr(z6 PA)

Could it be Burdock that hasn't yet produced the burrs? Burdock has really large leaves and is pretty widely distributed.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 4:21PM
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camper72

This plant was in a heavly wooded forest, no blooms or even a hit of one.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 8:31PM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

Hi camper 72, Try posting on Ozarks Forem. in meantime I,ll try to contact my nephew. Thats his job to identify AR native flora. but he's hard to get hold of. Vickie

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 4:57AM
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esh_ga

I wonder if it was one of the silphiums. Mine pop up in the woods (and don't go to flower, it's too shady but they grow).

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 7:59AM
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knottyceltic(S/W Ontario 5b)

Here in southern Ontario we also have "Burdock" which has hollow stems, in fact I think it is our only wildflower/weed with such a type of stem:

Burdock

Barb

    Bookmark   August 11, 2006 at 1:26PM
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camper72

Thanks for all of the info, but it isn't burdock. The leaves are almost completely round, like a plate. Stems hollow, about the size of a cane pole. Grew in shady forest with no blooms.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 11:11PM
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jemdandy

Look up horse weed.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2006 at 2:31AM
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