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Old 08-23-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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There are these plants here with stalks in the middle. Not sure what they're called, anyway the Ute Indians would see how tall the stalks were and that (according to legend) was an indicator of the winter snowfall. Now I'm 6'4 and those stalks come up to my chest. It'll be interesting to see this winter how accurate this is.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I'm hoping for a September snow in metro Denver. Haven't had one in a while.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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There are these plants here with stalks in the middle. Not sure what they're called, anyway the Ute Indians would see how tall the stalks were and that (according to legend) was an indicator of the winter snowfall. Now I'm 6'4 and those stalks come up to my chest. It'll be interesting to see this winter how accurate this is.
This plant?




It's Mullein, actually a plant introduced into North American from Europe. It's not a native plant, and is considered invasive.

The Ute "legend"--BS.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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^^Well, maybe the legend is referring to some other plant!

See this:

If You Believe The Farmer's Almanac, Get A Good Coat : The Two-Way : NPR
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