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Old 03-12-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I saw this plant in the forest in upstate SC. My friend, who has a degree in plant science usually knows just about every plant I ask her about, but this one stumped her. Does anyone know what it may be???
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Old 03-12-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: British Columbia
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It looks like fragaria vesca - aka sow-teat strawberry, woodland strawberry or wild strawberry.

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Old 03-12-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: British Columbia
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There are strawberry lookalikes that grow wild too. Here's a list of some of them: Plants That Look Like Strawberries | Home Guides | SF Gate

Pictures: https://www.google.ca/search?q=straw...HQA7AVAQsAQIIQ

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Old 03-12-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Leaves of three...

Could be very young poison oak. If it starts to get glossy, more likely.
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies.

I'm pretty sure it's not strawberry related, trust me, she'd know that one for sure. It's very hard to stump her, but it happens once in a great while. Not poison oak.

I may email Clemson and see if they can ID it with just a picture. She and I have looked and haven't been able to come up with anything by description yet.
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Your thumbnail photo does not come up on my puter so I'm guessing 'wild ginger'.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:00 AM
 
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I THINK I found it, but not sure. I did send an email to Clemson to see if they could give me an idea. Awaiting a reply.

White avens (Geum canadense) of the Rose (Rosaceae) family

https://www.wildflower.org/gallery/r...id_image=22631
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Well...my friend didn't think it was white avens as mentioned above, and Clemson came back with 2 possibilities, neither do I think are correct, Indian strawberry (Duchsenea indica) or a blackberry or dewberry (Rubus trivialis)

So, I decided to try and look again, and this time, looking in the NE Georgia area, as I was reminded that that is wher we saw this plant, not in SC - I can't remember which is exact, actually.

But I found another possibility...

Two-Leaved Toothwort, Crinkled Toothwort, Crinkleroot (Cardamine diphylla)

Two-leaved toothwort (Cardamine diphylla) | GNPS

PlantFiles Pictures: Two-Leaved Toothwort, Crinkled Toothwort, Crinkleroot (Cardamine diphylla) by 01_William
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Got a thumbs up from my friend, she agrees with this finding, that it's Toothwort


Dentaria diphylla

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/toothwort.aspx
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:40 PM
 
Location: CA
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I believe everybody who says it's Toothwort.
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