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Postby Northpine » Jun 20, 2012 3:51 pm

This popped up in my hosta bed early in the season. I left it because it doesn't look like any weed I'm familiar with, but I still have no clue.
Any ideas?
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Re: Need ID please

Postby CdnChelsea » Jun 20, 2012 5:11 pm


Just a guess.
It kinda looks like shoots from a tree root. Do you have any trees around that have similar leaves?

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Re: Need ID please

Postby agedgardener2 » Jun 20, 2012 7:21 pm

Could it be Angelica? Joy
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Re: Need ID please

Postby Northpine » Jun 20, 2012 8:03 pm

Definitely no trees around that look like it.
I've looked at pictures of Angelica, but I can't find a picture of it at that stage. It does look similar though.
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Re: Need ID please

Postby Heidi S » Jun 21, 2012 1:56 am

Well, if it is Angelica, it is considered an invasive species in New Brunswick.

http://www.nbisc.ca/Species/Species.html

In fact, I believe some is growing over the fence in my neighbour's yard, and I may have to go over there with the Round-up. They have moved away, the house is empty and up for sale, and things are getting quite wild on the other side of the fence. I went over to rescue some hosta and heuchera at the owners' invitation earlier in the spring, but I know I saw this plant. So, I will be checking tomorrow!
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Re: Need ID please

Postby Northpine » Jun 21, 2012 7:58 am

I posted a picture on 'Name that plant' forum and the suggestions all point to Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis.
I know nothing about this shrub. But it must be something the birds brought. Now I don't know what to do with it. I'm thinking I should pot it up for now, and plant it in a wild area later.
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Re: Need ID please

Postby B_BQ » Jun 21, 2012 8:16 am

It does look like elderberry. I've just planted a second one.

It produces lots of lovely flowers and berries, so the birds love it. I also intend to make elderberry cordial some time down the road. It's used for making wine too. The plant itself is mildly toxic, and the berries should never be consumed until quite ripe - your tummy would protest a lot!

Left to it's own devices, and if it likes where it's growing, it can get quite big, so if and when you do establish that it's an elderberry then give it plenty of room.

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Re: Need ID please

Postby mango » Jun 26, 2012 2:01 pm

Where is the Name the plant forum? I have a few I need names for.
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Re: Need ID please

Postby Northpine » Jun 26, 2012 2:09 pm

mango wrote:Where is the Name the plant forum? I have a few I need names for.

I'm not sure if it is proper etiquette to send someone to another gardening site. Can anyone enlighten me?
But I can tell you this...the people there who respond really know their stuff.
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Re: Need ID please

Postby davefrombc » Jun 26, 2012 2:59 pm

If another forum can help someone , by all means post the link to it .
I don't think the forums should be jealous of one another or discourage embers from viewing or joining others.. They all offer help and have their own following.
Personally, I belong to several aquarium forums and a couple of gardening ones .
If I find information on a search , or posted in one forum that can benefit others in another , I certainly post the link. To me, the only thing that is bad form is to copy and paste information from one forum to another without giving the original author and forum credit for that information.
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