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Date Photo Taken: 05/03/2013
Location: Newnan, GA
Posted By: cougarfanforlife

Notes:

This plant came up voluntarily last sprint. It is about 1″ from our concrete driveway. It stays green all winter and has not bloomed. It is now about 24″ tall and has notched leaves. A previously posted photo looked similar to this except it had a five-leaf appearance and mine does not. The five-leaved plant was said to be a wild geranium. We built our home 3 years ago and nothing has been planted in this location. No home has ever been here before so it was not left by previous homeowner.

COMMENTS

  1. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    Hard to say for sure without seeing the flower but it looks a lot like bugbane (Actaea [ http://www.botanicalstockphotos.com/cat780.htm ]).

    May 3rd, 2013 at 5:26 pm
  2. Lil Unregistered says:

    does this plant have a very strong smell? no flowers but some small buds?
    it could be APAZOTE, this is a herb used in Mexico and Central America, and is use to cook
    huevos rancheros or black beans soup

    May 4th, 2013 at 3:16 pm
  3. cougarfanforlife Unregistered says:

    The plant has no smell at all. The plant flattened itself and has new growth sprouting from the ground up through the middle of the plant. It is now blooming (one bloom per branch tip) with tiny white flowers with five petals (about 1/2 inch total width across petals). After the petals fall off, a tiny, prickly “pod” is left. I was excited about the bugbane suggestion but, after seeing the blooms, they are nothing alike.

    July 1st, 2013 at 1:47 pm

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