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Old 03-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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Looks like I get to start off the new season. I found these unknowns at the nature preserve woodland. Two of them have a dark purple tone; the photos are over-exposed.

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Old 05-25-2011, 04:54 AM   #2
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This unidentified specimen has a small panicle of tiny flowers that appear white. The leaves are alternate, once-compound. It's 18-24 inches tall, grows in the woods.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:11 PM   #3
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I can't recall the name off hand but I'm thinking the one in post #2 is real deadly if ingested. I'd keep the kids away from it for now until you get a positive I.D. Now that I've stated that, I'm going to be thinking of it all day long until I recall its name so I can look it up to see if the leaves match up.
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Yesterday, while I was weeding near something of the sort it came to me.
I'm thinking yours may be a poison hemlock.
It appears you also have poison ivy in the bottom right, swinging up to center a jewel-weed, and then top right a mayflower.
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Poison ivy, jewelweed, not sure about mayflower, BUT, I finally tagged my mystery species as Pennsylvania Bittercress. Thanks, Hava. I'll let you know if I find poison hemlock; it's probably there somewhere also.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:17 AM   #6
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I was referring to the photo you posted in #2 as possibly being the poison hemlock.
It's definitely not A Pennsylvania Bittercress. I don't think Post #1 is either if that's what you are referring to.
Bittercress has a sort of rounded leaf system that lies more on the ground in whirls.
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