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what bites off stem of plant and leaves it

Posted by 123kathy utah (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 5, 11 at 14:34

Something is bitting off my plants at the stem with a 45 degree angle, drops it and leaves. It's attacked columbines, tulips, onions, poppies, dames rocket,large sedum, pansies. Doesn't eat them just can drop the whole plant or just part of it. Leaves it in a pile next to or near by plant. Seems to happen in early morning? I see no tracts, droppings, evidence otherwise. It is going thru my plants fast!! I need some advice!!


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RE: what bites off stem of plant and leaves it

Cutworms or rabbits most likely.


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RE: what bites off stem of plant and leaves it

Cutworms. Rabbits will eat the plant.


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RE: what bites off stem of plant and leaves it

In Iowa, I find deer do that!


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RE: what bites off stem of plant and leaves it

If they're bitten at a 45 degree angle, most likely rabbits. This time of year the young sample and leave what they decide they don't like.

tj


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RE: what bites off stem of plant and leaves it

I agree~ Rabbits!!


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