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Old 06-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #11
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The hardy Smilax is an interesting plant. Is it invasive?
We have a brown thrasher here. It's one I look forward to seeing every spring.
Looks like you had quite the trip! Couple more weeks and I'll be out romping. Can hardly wait!
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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The hardy Smilax is an interesting plant. Is it invasive?
We have a brown thrasher here. It's one I look forward to seeing every spring.
Looks like you had quite the trip! Couple more weeks and I'll be out romping. Can hardly wait!
I don't think it is invasive we have 3 species of Smilax here in Ohio S. hispida, S. glauca, and S. routundafolia. I also passed through Greenbriar county on way way there so I think it's native just not sure what species I saw S. routundafolia growing side by side with it further into the forested areas but this stuff was right out in the sand behind the dunes.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
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Recurve, love taking a vacation with you this way! Turtles are so amusing and the little blues are a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:38 PM   #14
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I'm glad you do...I don't think Equil likes it one bit! I was suprised it hadn't changed back to something like "Poultry Pushing, Veggie Killing, Bunny Booster"

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Great photos...I always enjoy seeing herons. ...The brown thrasher is not too shabby either.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #15
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Thanks guys I wish I got some pics of the Ospreys down there they where everywhere and it seemed every nesting platform I saw was occupied shame on me for not getting a pic.
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recurve> “yes my new avatar is quite amusing as is yours and I love the new moniker "Pantyhose Princess" too funny. I assume yours were gifted to you by the WG web fairies like mine.” Ummm…. I hand picked my avatar. I got the biggest kick out of that whacky looking Phyllis Diller Polish hen that I found online I just had to change out the old avatar for a while!!!
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Dappy> It was the pile of pantyhose avatar I couldn't stand. Shhhhhh don't give em any ideas on a new title... ok. I like being a "Princess".
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hava> "The hardy Smilax is an interesting plant. Is it invasive?" Nope.... not even close to being invasive, PLANTS Profile for Smilax (greenbrier) | USDA PLANTS and.... they're all native.... not an introduced Smilax in the lot!!! I've got a couple myself. I love em.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #17
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Hava> "The hardy Smilax is an interesting plant. Is it invasive?" Nope.... not even close to being invasive, and.... they're all native.... not an introduced Smilax in the lot!!! I've got a couple myself. I love em. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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Do Smilax grow easily from seed? Smilax ecirrhata looks like a beautiful plant. Which do you grow?
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Mine were here. I know for sure I've got Smilax illinoensis and probably 2 more plus the ecirrhata you like. I've never propagated em from seed before. I can't imagine they'd be that hard.... I can look up the protocol for you later on if you want. I'm sorta embarrassed to say.... I didn't realize that the s. ecirrhata I had was s. ecirrhata about 10 years ago and I started hand pulling it. My bad. It's taken years for it to start reappearing. I just found another 1 a coupla days ago and actually took a photo of it I was so happy. I was clearing buckthorn.... again... and there it was. Poor thing.... I dragged buckthorn out over the top of it before I realized what I'd done.
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Um, excuse me but down here in the mid-south smilax is troublesome in gardens. Out in the woods it's OK but those roots run deep, just like bindweed. And the prickles aren't kidding either! We have our fair share of vines here, some are no problem, some can strangle a small tree. Greenbrier is one that won't take over but I wouldn't want it in a garden. My favorite native vine is crossvine. It can climb 50 feet up in a tree and it provides early nectar for hummingbirds.
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You've got a valid point there!!! I wouldn't want most Smilax growing anywhere near the front of my house or in my veggie gardens either!!! Now Bidens.... I'd have to think twice about. I really like those and I know most folk don't!!!
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