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Does this foliage look familiar?

Posted by PPennypacker z6b (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 9, 04 at 12:42

I have a Trial Bed looking out North. Early this spring I noticed what I thought was a pine tree seedling, I had got as a seed from a cone I found in Maine when there last August, from a cemetary. Well, I now don;t think it is! It just keeps getting taller faster and is approaching 4 feet! By the photos (sorry, no dij this trip!), you can see it looks Pinus-y, but has reddish stems where they intersect with the main stalk (don't know if you can see this). This may be a clue as to what it is. Might anyone help? Hope so. Haven;t pulled it up to see what the root system looks like, that might be the next step.
Hear's hoping some help from my GardenWeb friends is on the way!
Best,
PP


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RE: Does this foliage look familiar?

Found out from more wonderful garden friends on the
Perennial Forum, that this is a "tumbleweed" called Salsola collina, or it's common name of Slender Russian Thistle.
Unbelievable, as it most probably came in with some seed from a perennial society that I belong to.
Good thing I planted the society seed in my "Trial Bed"!!!
PP


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