Knot head

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Date Photo Taken: 07/01/2013
Location: North of Cartersville, Georgia.
Posted By: bullfroghollow


Several of the same type of plants in a wild untended pasture area have knoty growths near the top of the plants. What causes this?


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    goldenrod gall fly. Fisherpersons say the larvae inside the galls are one of the best fish baits ever!

    July 2nd, 2013 at 8:47 am
  2. bullfroghollow Flower Fanatic says:


    July 6th, 2013 at 4:52 am
  3. Dick from Conyers Unregistered says:

    Walter is right on–we used to pick these in winter when I lived in Michigan 50 yrs ago and take them icefishing. When it was time to bait the hook we would cut it open and use the 1/4″ worm inside. Great bait for bluegill (Bream)

    August 1st, 2013 at 11:20 am
  4. Jeff Fox Unregistered says:

    Like Dick above, we would pick these in the winter too to go ice fishing. We’d brake them off from the plant, then take them home and open them with a knife, dig out the little yellow grub and put it in a jar of sawdust so they wouldn’t all stick together.

    August 2nd, 2013 at 1:22 pm
  5. bullfroghollow Flower Fanatic says:

    Happy to find out about this, I have wondered or years. My two favorite things, bugs and plants combined!

    August 3rd, 2013 at 2:32 pm

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