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Old 06-06-2011, 12:40 PM   #7
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Default Attempting to transplant a Silphium by Aldo Leopold

Quoting from "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold:

"Silphium first became a personality to me when I tried to dig one up to move to my farm. It was like digging an oak sapling. After half an hour of hot grimy labor the root was still enlarging, like a great vertical sweet-potato. As far as I know that Silphium root went clear through to bedrock. I got no Silphium, but I learned by what elaborate undergrouhnd strategems it contrives to weather the prairie droughts."
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