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Old 03-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #31
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Another 8 inches and counting....

Will it ever end?
Poor you.

It better. We've had a few small storms, but nothing like you are getting. I'm ready for spring. March is coming to an end, I'd expect temperatures above lows in the 20s and highs in the 30s!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #32
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Inside out....
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Reflecting over a fresh cup of coffee.
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Reflecting over a fresh cup of coffee.
Very clever. ~smile~

Nice.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:49 PM   #34
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One last entry from me for the march 2013 POM. A pretty little yellow flower. Once again ID help would be helpful, I'm pretty sure the green leaf just above the bloom belongs to the plant. My entries up to this point are (3) pix in post #7, (1) pix from post #20, and this one post #34.

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A pretty little yellow flower. Once again ID help would be helpful, I'm pretty sure the green leaf just above the bloom belongs to the plant.
A sweet and simple flower, ww.

It looks to me like it is a buttercup of some kind, but I'm not sure. Looking at just the thumbnail, I was expecting to see marsh marigold...something I hope to see blooming here before too long...alas, no leaves have even emerged yet, so I continue to wait.
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Buttercup was my guess as well.
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Here is my Kodak Moment. One of my favorite things to see this time of year is my stinging nettles coming up. And since today is Easter, I got a shot of my stinging nettles next to the concrete one-eared bunny that I inherited when I bought my current house (the stinging nettles also came with the house).
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Here is my Kodak Moment. One of my favorite things to see this time of year is my stinging nettles coming up. And since today is Easter, I got a shot of my stinging nettles next to the concrete one-eared bunny that I inherited when I bought my current house (the stinging nettles also came with the house).
Your photo and story made me mile. I'm glad you mentioned it was a one eared rabbit, or I might've puzzled over that object for a bit. . I saw it perfectly clearly up to its neck in leaves.

As for stinging nettles, if got them too...I've wanted to eradicate them, but I know they are a host plant and lat year I had tons of caterpillars on them. They are non-native and can be a real pain (literally), so I'd like to replace them with a native that is also a host to the same butterfly (red admirals?). I think there is something called false nettle that is native and doesn't sting when one inevitably brushes up against them. I'd have to do some research on this. In the meantime, I weeded out a bit (with gloves on) and put them in a pot with some soil. I plan to grow a bunch in pots, maybe closer to the house where I can watch the process from adult to larvae to adult again. This way, until I find a native host, I'll be supporting the species, but making for a quick way to rid my yard of these stingers when the time comes. At least that is the plan I came up with this week.
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As for stinging nettles, if got them too...I've wanted to eradicate them, but I know they are a host plant and lat year I had tons of caterpillars on them. They are non-native
There are 2 subspecies of Urtica dioica that are native to the US. Urtica dioica gracilis is native to most of the US, including PA. How you tell it from the subspecies from other continents is something I don't know.
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There are 2 subspecies of Urtica dioica that are native to the US. Urtica dioica gracilis is native to most of the US, including PA. How you tell it from the subspecies from other continents is something I don't know.
Thank you, KC.

I don't know either, but I'd like to assume that, if I find it at a native plant sale, it would be the native one.

I'm assuming it also acts as a host plant, right?
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