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Wildflower or weed?

comments (8) May 11th, 2013 in gallery
wacNTN wacNTN, member
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Several of these strange plants appeared in our woodlands this spring in east Tennessee. They are on sturdy stalks. No flowers noticed yet. 

What are they? Weeds or wildflowers?



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wacNTN writes: Well the winner is  Arisaema draconitum - green dragon. The University of Tennessee Gardens confirmed it. I'm not terribly fond of this plant. It's not pretty to me at all. I have about a dozen of them growing in my woodland garden for the first time this spring. Very unusual looking. Posted: 11:32 am on May 20th
plantjunkie writes: Looks like Arisaema
Posted: 5:47 pm on May 17th
wacNTN writes: I don't think its a pineillia. It has leaves similar to mayapple but they are different. I have a patch of mayapples and not one has this spike thing. Very unique. They are only in one area of our woods. Its an area that is normally dry shad in the summer. We have had a lot of rain this spring though so it has been wet. Posted: 6:23 pm on May 12th
tntreeman writes: ok, maybe some sort of Pinellia? Posted: 11:46 am on May 12th
tntreeman writes: i only now saw the spike thing so it's NOT mayapple , i only looked at the leaf before Posted: 11:42 am on May 12th
wacNTN writes: Maybe. I have a lot of mayapples but none have ever had this spike with the pitcher plant looking thing Posted: 11:36 am on May 12th
wacNTN writes: Maybe. I have a lot of mayapples but none have ever had this spike with the pitcher plant looking thing Posted: 11:36 am on May 12th
tntreeman writes: mayapple maybe? i live in upper east tennessee Posted: 5:18 pm on May 11th
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