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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:43 PM

Need help identifying a plant.

Looks a bit like a fern to my sister and me. Found in the woods (mostly hardwoods, cedars, pines) behind our house which is located in NW Georgia, foothills of the Appalachian Mtns.


Color is a dusty burgundy. Measures about 4-1/2" across and about 3-1/2" from top to bottom.





Thanks for any help anyone can give.

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Reply Need help identifying a plant. (Original post)
japple Dec 2017 OP
uppityperson Dec 2017 #1
japple Dec 2017 #2
uppityperson Dec 2017 #4
2naSalit Dec 2017 #7
Canoe52 Dec 2017 #3
nykym Dec 2017 #5
dgibby Dec 2017 #10
dgibby Dec 2017 #6
2naSalit Dec 2017 #8
lapfog_1 Dec 2017 #9
japple Dec 2017 #11

Response to japple (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:53 PM

1. How tall was the plant? Did it have berries?

Was the plant stem woody or softer?

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 12:56 PM

2. Low growing. This specimen was pulled off at the ground level. No berries.

Stem is not woody.

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Response to japple (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:18 PM

4. I'm at the other edge of the country but it looks familiar

Not quite right for elderberry strain, if here I'd consider maybe something in wild carrot family. Interesting foliage, I hope someone figures it out.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:25 PM

7. That's what I was thinking...

A picture of the whole plant would be nice.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:04 PM

3. A weed? nt

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:20 PM

5. There's an app forthat

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garden-answers-plant-id/id605855033?mt=8

Garden Answers is the revolutionary plant identification app that instantly identifies over 20,000 plants and gives you accurate and detailed information about it.

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Response to nykym (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:28 PM

10. Just saw your post.

I have that one and another specifically for id of Virginia wildflowers. Love them both. I have several plants in my yard that I couldn't id, but didn't want to remove them until I knew what they were. These apps have been a real plant lifesaver!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:25 PM

6. My phone is broken, so I can't look it up

on my app, but the name of it is Garden Answers. You can take photos and the app will id the plant. Good luck!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:26 PM

8. Can you get a picture of the whole plant?

that would really be helpful.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 01:27 PM

9. hmmm

entered the observed characteristics

opposite not alternating splits
smooth not serrated
2 lobed, not 3
fatter in the middle not the base
looks sort of waxy

I was thinking a baby tree of some sort but the foliage database didn't come up with anything

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Response to japple (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 03:54 PM

11. Southern grape fern. My sister found it. Thanks everyone!!

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