Unidentified 'winter' plant

TheGardnr(z6 MA, Cape Cod)January 16, 2002

I'm trying to identify a plant. Can anyone help?

First noticed it in November, growing under Lonicera bushes. Herbaceous, persistent foliage in winter, low (3"), dark green, solitary frond (or compound leaf) which divides into three. Fernlike, reminds me of Dicentra. It's not much to go on, I know. Any thoughts?

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Cady(6b/Sunset34 MA)

Are you certain it's not a fern? Some of our native ferns stay green year round.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2002 at 3:55PM
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NHBabs z4b-5a NH(4b-5aNH)

Try looking at a picture of a grape fern (sorry, but I don't know the scientific name) in a fern book and see if it looks right. It's a bit fleshier leaf than most ferns.
Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2002 at 10:24AM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

I was just swooning through a Plant Delights catalog and I came across an Uvularia sessililiflolia (maybe too many l's there), which is a Massachusetts selection of an East Coast native. Maybe this is what you found?


Here is a link that might be useful: Uvularia (Bellwort)

    Bookmark   March 10, 2002 at 5:31PM
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