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What is this thing?

Posted by fwdixon Zone 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 5, 14 at 11:56

Had about 6 of these pop up in various spots around the yard. They shoot up about from root to 6' to 8' in about 3 weeks, then start filling out. Racemes of small white flowers that almost look like a wild cherry, This is the first one I've managed to get out with a portion of the roots, so I'm expecting them back next year.The stalks are hollow (almost like bamboo, but they don't have the rings that bamboo has). The stalk is brownish-red near the bottom with light vertical striations, and green near the tips. They hold a lot of liquid. Thoughts?

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RE: What is this thing?

That was easy....thanks! I've managed to pull up all but one root that I've found. Does anybody actually like these things in their yards?

RE: What is this thing?

Yes, but not usually in an urban/suburban setting. It's a valuable wild native.

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