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Old 04-11-2012, 12:14 PM
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Anyone know what this is?
I grows on the forest floor adjacent to one of food plots, as well as in my food plot. Forest consists mostly of Maple and Beech, and the food plot was in brassicas last year. Portion of the plot is new and did have some mature maples in it that we cut out last summer. Grows in clusters. New growth seems to be all purple in color, turning green once the leaves open up. Looks like it might push a yellow flower. Thought it might of been a non-photosynthesizing detritus feeder until i saw that it developed green growth, so I am assuming it has chlorophyl and can photosynthesize. Any help with ID would be appreciated.
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young growth purple color






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Old 04-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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Blue Cohosh.
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Thanks Jeager! thats it!
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Blue Cohosh.

Before I saw your reply I was gonna say "I don't know what that plant is, but I'll bet Jeager does", then I saw your post... Dude, you never cease to amaze me!
I'd like to take you on a tour of my property sometime
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Before I saw your reply I was gonna say "I don't know what that plant is, but I'll bet Jeager does", then I saw your post... Dude, you never cease to amaze me!
I'd like to take you on a tour of my property sometime

I was hoping for his response too! haha. I spent literally 2 hours trying to find that info online....i knew if i posted it here i'd get it in know time flat!

hey Jeager....how are you with grasses? lol!
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Before I saw your reply I was gonna say "I don't know what that plant is, but I'll bet Jeager does", then I saw your post... Dude, you never cease to amaze me!
I'd like to take you on a tour of my property sometime

Thanks Tap. Take good care friend.


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I was hoping for his response too! haha. I spent literally 2 hours trying to find that info online....i knew if i posted it here i'd get it in know time flat!



hey Jeager....how are you with grasses? lol!


Broadleaf's is more my interest, but there are several gents on here who is very good at grass ID.

In my area, Blue Cohosh is a indicator or companion plant to Ginseng and grows in good rich soil. There's a market for Blue Cohosh root also, nothing like Ginseng though, maybe $1-2 a pound.
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Thanks Jeager!

I'll have to keep an eye out for ginseng as well. I also noticed that I have a ton of ramps on the property this year.
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