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Old 10-08-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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I was in a nearby oak-hickory woodland a couple days ago and saw this plant. It was maybe 4 or 5 inches tall.

Any ideas as to what it is?

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Old 10-08-2014, 06:03 PM   #2
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Not a clue--but what a lovely little thing it is (and watch it turn out to be some hideous monster).
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:53 AM   #3
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I also posted this photo on my Facebook page and one of my friends who knows plants came up with a likely ID: I'm pretty sure it's Pilea pumila, Clearweed, but it's lost all its leaves. Those are just the flower structures that are left.

Here's info on the plant: Clearweed (Pilea pumila)
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ok I have clearweed from dap. It does look like it could be clearweed. It's an annual so hopefully it will reseed for you jp
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:48 AM   #5
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It's actually a common plant in those woods. I've just never looked at it closely enough in the past to recognize it when it drops its leaves. :-)
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It's actually a common plant in those woods. I've just never looked at it closely enough in the past to recognize it when it drops its leaves. :-)
I'm going to have to look at mine to see if they lost their leaves. I agree, I often overlook it...except to recognize it as a host plant and let it be. Honestly, I had no idea what Ellen was referring to when she said "dap has it"--I had to look it up.
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It is very cool looking in your photo.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:35 AM   #8
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Thanks ,dap. I agree,it caught my eye because it looked so different.
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dap There were clearweed seeds in the blue lobelia plants you gave me. The clearweed plants are dropping their leaves now but the seeds are still green so they look like jp's picture
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dap There were clearweed seeds in the blue lobelia plants you gave me. The clearweed plants are dropping their leaves now but the seeds are still green so they look like jp's picture
Hmmm...interesting how many things came up among the seedlings I shared with you--although I used a sterile soil mix, I left them outside the whole growing season. I have to wonder if your stilt grass didn't come from me after all. I hope not...getting some extra natives doesn't bother me, but I'd hate to spread invasives.
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