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Woodland Plant

I found a few of these guys in the woods over the weekend and was wondering if anyone knew what they are?

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All of the plants I saw had the same leaf structure as visible in the photo, single stem with 4 leaves branching out from the center.

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Re: Woodland Plant

I'm going to be no help, but I've seen those and would love to know too. they always seem a little like a seedling of some sort of smilax before it starts vining, but I don't think that's it at all.

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Re: Woodland Plant

Interesting! I hadn't even considered that they might be seedlings of a vine. I wonder if they could be greenbrier seedlings?

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Re: Woodland Plant

Maybe wild yam?

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Re: Woodland Plant

I was thinking greenbrier, but I wasn't feeling sure enough to volunteer it....


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Re: Woodland Plant

That article says they're rare!

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Re: Woodland Plant

Lindsaylew82 I think you're right! The photos look like an exact match :) How exciting! There was a small patch of them along a hiking path I often take.

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You lucky ducky!

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Re: Woodland Plant

huh. apparently the ones in the woods stay like that, but plants on brighter edges do vine like other wild yam. we have lots. might have to dig one some day just to see.



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