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Old 05-06-2019, 01:55 PM   #61
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Nice.

I was not familiar with the term "liana"...so, I had to look it up. I am going to make a guess (not based on the cotyledons, but on your other clues):

Our native clematis?

Nope! Here's another hint: ever grown squash or melons? The seedlings look similar! It's a cucurbit.
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Very proud of myself for having germinated these difficult F code species!


Unknown Polygonatum species (Solomon's seal - the species was unknown when I collected the berry, and it still is):
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Lilium canadense:
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Looks as if I will have a ready-made lily garden with this ample germination! \m/
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Nope! Here's another hint: ever grown squash or melons? The seedlings look similar! It's a cucurbit.
Echinocystis lobata (Wild Cucumber)

I have these, and they definitely look like squash, cucumbers, and the like.
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Very proud of myself for having germinated these difficult F code species!


Unknown Polygonatum species (Solomon's seal - the species was unknown when I collected the berry, and it still is):
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Lilium canadense:
Attachment 46296


Looks as if I will have a ready-made lily garden with this ample germination! \m/

Congratulations!

Keep the deer away from your lillies...I think they eat them like candy.
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Echinocystis lobata (Wild Cucumber)

I have these, and they definitely look like squash, cucumbers, and the like.

Ding ding ding! We have a winner. I really like this species, and it grows readily here in "waste places."
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Congratulations!

Keep the deer away from your lillies...I think they eat them like candy.

Good tip - I will do my best!
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My germination is happening so slowly and abysmally. Some snow might have helped. I'm thinking I will go for a true green house next year to control the rain infiltration a little better, the deluges we get are flooding the trays and washing seeds away I think.
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We're getting a lot of rain too, but not the sort of fierce thunderstorm from which I would worry about seeds' washing away. Do you use milk or water cartons for winter-sowing? Even if you do, at this time of year it can be desirable to pop the tops so that they don't get too hot - and then the seeds are potentially exposed.


I did get one more monocot popping yesterday - Streptopus lanceolatus, rose twisted-stalk. Pretty happy about that one!
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Too wet here even for the farmers to plant. Flooding all around us!
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Ding ding ding! We have a winner. I really like this species, and it grows readily here in "waste places."
I finally got it!

I have it naturally occurring here. I still recall finding a small, dried "loofah-like" thing in the yard one spring. I posted about it here, trying to figure out what it was...it was an old seedpod from the year before.

This spring, I've already found quite a few that germinated.
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