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Unidentified 'winter' plant

Posted by TheGardnr Cape Cod (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 16, 02 at 7:05

I'm trying to identify a plant. Can anyone help?
First noticed it in November, growing under Lonicera bushes. Herbaceous, persistent foliage in winter, low (3"), dark green, solitary frond (or compound leaf) which divides into three. Fernlike, reminds me of Dicentra. It's not much to go on, I know. Any thoughts?

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RE: Unidentified 'winter' plant

  • Posted by Cady z6 MA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 19, 02 at 15:55

Are you certain it's not a fern? Some of our native ferns stay green year round.

RE: Unidentified 'winter' plant

Try looking at a picture of a grape fern (sorry, but I don't know the scientific name) in a fern book and see if it looks right. It's a bit fleshier leaf than most ferns.
Hope this helps.

RE: Unidentified 'winter' plant

  • Posted by Claire z6b MA (SE) (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 10, 02 at 17:31

I was just swooning through a Plant Delights catalog and I came across an Uvularia sessililiflolia (maybe too many l's there), which is a Massachusetts selection of an East Coast native. Maybe this is what you found?


Here is a link that might be useful: Uvularia (Bellwort)

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