what bites off stem of plant and leaves it

123kathyJune 5, 2011

Something is bitting off my plants at the stem with a 45 degree angle, drops it and leaves. It's attacked columbines, tulips, onions, poppies, dames rocket,large sedum, pansies. Doesn't eat them just can drop the whole plant or just part of it. Leaves it in a pile next to or near by plant. Seems to happen in early morning? I see no tracts, droppings, evidence otherwise. It is going thru my plants fast!! I need some advice!!

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Cutworms or rabbits most likely.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 9:30PM
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Cutworms. Rabbits will eat the plant.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 7:41AM
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sirmatthew(4 - Iowa)

In Iowa, I find deer do that!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 2:09PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

If they're bitten at a 45 degree angle, most likely rabbits. This time of year the young sample and leave what they decide they don't like.


    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:18PM
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I agree~ Rabbits!!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 9:53PM
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