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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!

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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"!!!

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