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Unknown conifer like plant

Posted by Babik zone 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 10, 11 at 20:05

I live in zone5 and as I walking around by my school I stumbled upon some plant I've never seen before. There were groups of them and they were in like clay/rock soil. In the small area that they grow in there's no grass and just one of these plants every foot or so.

Okay so, they look like little pine trees. Like nothing i've ever seen before.
-The tallest ones at the site are about a foot tall.
-The tall ones have black stems.
-They have sharp green needles.
-The needles are in rows around the stem.
-About 8 needles on each row.
-There's a row of needles every inch or so up the stem.
-The needles are about 2-4in long.

If anyone can tell me what these very cool looking plants are called i would great appreciate it.
-Thanks


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant

Needs a photo or two! Can you get some?

Resin


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant

I could get pic right this sec. I dug up one of the plants. But the thing is it was left in my car too long and sorta fried..haha...I still have it and its still green but its drooping.


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant

*Grabs some popcorn*


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant

Wrong time of year to dig anything.

A photo will give you a correct identification of the conifer.

Dave


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant

How do I post a picture?


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant 2

Babik,

Hit the link.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: How do I post a picture?


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant

Maybe horsetail (Equisetum)?


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you... lucretia1 you were right they're horsetail.


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RE: Unknown conifer like plant

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 13, 11 at 10:38

Horsetail is one of the hardest weeds to get rid of in moist soil.
Mike


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