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native plant identification

Posted by camper72 AR (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 22, 06 at 17:38

I was visiting a friend in AR (on Greers Ferry Lake). We were unable to identify a native plant and I can't find it in any of my books.

Tall, 6-8 feet, large (8 - 14" across), saucer like single leaves coming from hollow (cane like) stem.

Can anyone help me?


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RE: native plant identification

Was it growing out of the water or living at the margin of the lake? Maybe American Lotus?

Here is a link that might be useful: American Lotus


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RE: native plant identification

Could it be Burdock that hasn't yet produced the burrs? Burdock has really large leaves and is pretty widely distributed.


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RE: native plant identification

This plant was in a heavly wooded forest, no blooms or even a hit of one.


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RE: native plant identification

Hi camper 72, Try posting on Ozarks Forem. in meantime I,ll try to contact my nephew. Thats his job to identify AR native flora. but he's hard to get hold of. Vickie


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RE: native plant identification

I wonder if it was one of the silphiums. Mine pop up in the woods (and don't go to flower, it's too shady but they grow).

Here is a link that might be useful: Silphium


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RE: native plant identification

Here in southern Ontario we also have "Burdock" which has hollow stems, in fact I think it is our only wildflower/weed with such a type of stem:

Burdock

Barb


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RE: native plant identification

Thanks for all of the info, but it isn't burdock. The leaves are almost completely round, like a plate. Stems hollow, about the size of a cane pole. Grew in shady forest with no blooms.


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RE: native plant identification

Look up horse weed.


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