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need an ID on a wild plant

Posted by frank-h 4 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 25, 09 at 19:31

I saw this plant in a hedgerow. It's about six feet tall and has a reddish stalk that looks like bamboo. No leaves up high, but it seemed to have slender leaves down low, but it was hard to see because of all the other growth around it. It has flower clusters that are very similar to allium. Although the stalk looks like knotweed, it is a different plant. Any ideas? Btw, I'm in central NY. I'll try to remember to add a photo tomorrow.

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RE: need an ID on a wild plant

oh dear, please look up hog weed on google images, DO NOT TOUCH THIS PLANT

RE: need an ID on a wild plant

No, it's not hogweed. I took the pictures, but don't know how to add them here. I put a post in the 'name that plant' forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: name that plant

RE: need an ID on a wild plant

Nixon,it turned out to be purple stem angelica. Thanks for the help

RE: need an ID on a wild plant

well at least you can make candy out of it!!!!!

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