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Paul Pless
10-03-2009, 03:07 PM
I keep finding these here in Hell. Just a one foot stalk with a seed pod. Never any shrub or leafs attached. There's hundreds of them scattered over a dozen acres of heavy woods.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/IMG_0799.jpg

TimH
10-03-2009, 03:11 PM
Never seen anything like it.

must be from outer space.

Paul Pless
10-03-2009, 03:12 PM
must be from outer space.that's what i've been thinking

seanz
10-03-2009, 03:17 PM
Baby Triffid.

Paul Pless
10-03-2009, 03:22 PM
uhoh

rbgarr
10-03-2009, 03:23 PM
Never seen anything like it.

must be from outer space.

Perhaps one of those anal probes that abductees complain about. :eek:

katey
10-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Maybe Jack-in-the-Pulpit?

Paul Pless
10-03-2009, 03:28 PM
Perhaps one of those anal probes that abductees complain about. :eek:i think i'll go wash my hands after handling that last one then

Paul Pless
10-03-2009, 03:33 PM
Maybe Jack-in-the-Pulpit?
Thanks... after a little googling i think that might be it.

elf
10-03-2009, 03:38 PM
Jack in the pulpit

http://canalphotos.org/photopage_308.htm

elf
10-03-2009, 03:40 PM
You've got wet woods, then. In the spring watch carefully for vernal pools as well, and you'll probably find marsh marigolds and skunk cabbage.

Bill R
10-03-2009, 04:39 PM
You've got wet woods, then. In the spring watch carefully for vernal pools as well, and you'll probably find marsh marigolds and skunk cabbage.

Along with a bunch of mosquitoes and ticks.

Canoeyawl
10-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Hells Pulpits

Ron Williamson
10-04-2009, 06:03 AM
Around here,it comes out at about the same time as poison ivy and they look quite alike at that stage,so don't go nutty with the Roundup,until you figger out what's what.
I read somewhere,maybe the intertubes, that the plant comes out differently depending on the weather in late winter/early spring.
R

Mrleft8
10-04-2009, 11:49 AM
It's called the "Ben-Wah" plant. It's also used as a shiatsu massage unit for hemorrhoids....

elf
10-04-2009, 01:53 PM
Around here,it comes out at about the same time as poison ivy and they look quite alike at that stage


This:

http://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/udata/r9ndp23q/green/jack-in-the-pulpit-100_4522.jpg

At any time in its life looks like this:

http://alexisshields.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/orangy_poison_ivy_leaf.jpg?w=240&h=240

Not anywhere that I've ever been throughout the northern USA.

One's a corm or bulb. The other's a vine. One's a coherent upright green flower with hood about 5-8" tall, the other's a spreading vine with leaves in groups of 3, very small and tightly folded and slightly reddish when brand new, and otherwise a dull or shiny green on a single stem until autumn when they turn red. One's flower stalk is contained within the large flower, the other's seeds occur after a tendril of tiny greenish white flowers dangling from a node at the base of the compound leaf is pollinated. One produces a spectacular spike of red, somewhat gelatinous berries, the other produces a spray of tiny greyish white seeds. One dies back completely in the deep fall, the other maintains a network of viney stems either around a tree trunk or similar or within a brushy area.

Paul, I suspect you already know how to ID poison ivy or its relatives in the winter, but if you don't make sure you learn how. You can get a contact dermatitis from it throughout the year if you're sensitive.

Ron Williamson
10-04-2009, 04:43 PM
Look at the base of the Jack when it first comes out,before the centre section makes an appearance.It has three small drooping leaves from a single stem.
When there is a lot of it in an area that you know has both(Jack seems to come out a bit earlier),it looks like poison ivy, especially in a year when the leaves are small,and you haven't seen either for several months.

Our poison ivy is a great ground cover and rarely climbs anything, but will grow knee high in good ground.

http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.okprairie.com/Images/Fruit%2520of%2520Jack-In-The-Pulpit.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.okprairie.com/Flowers.htm&h=398&w=600&sz=47&tbnid=Jp7htggMKizkCM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Djack%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bpulpit&usg=__U52V2U_mOwEkxIR5BI-e6x2Cdow=&ei=PhfJSouaL8_clAemn9WSAw&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=8&ct=image
Scroll down to the specific entry for JitP
Look at the small plants to the left.
R