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Plant id (with photo)

Posted by awed Rochester, NY (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 7, 10 at 15:34

I'm wondering if anyone can identify this plant. It grows in patches in usually shady areas. It is a single stem with opposing leaves that grow in pairs; it grows to about 3 feet in height or so. In June it flowers with grayish purple flowers. In August it seeds with light green seedpods at the top of the plant.

This is a picture of the plant I took in early September:

Thanks for the help.

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RE: Plant id (with photo)

Here's your picture included :

Swallow wort Cynanchum sp. . Rotten stuff. On a lot of people's "search-and-destroy" lists. I included a link to an article in the Western NY magazine "Upstate Gardener's Journal" on swallow wort.


Here is a link that might be useful: Upstate Gardener's Journal - Swallow wort

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