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    08 / 14 / 2015

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Does anybody know what this little guy is??? I was foraging herbs and found it in an old stone quarry, growing by itself with no others around it. The plant is about a foot or so tall. The round green bulb thing is about an inch across, covered with hundreds of tiny, fern-like “petals”. The stem is reddish, the leaves long, narrow, and non-alternate.


  • Suzzee Apprentice says:

    Thanks! It was actually quite beautiful with its tiny fern like appendages. And the fact that it is rare probably explains why I ‘ve never seen one before.

    August 20th, 2015 at 9:32pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    You’re welcome! According to sources, this is the least common Goldenrod gall. These are very nice images of this gall. Thanks Suzzee!

    August 20th, 2015 at 8:01pm

  • Suzzee Apprentice says:

    I think you may be right! Thank you so much! I had never seen one not unfurled before.

    August 17th, 2015 at 7:22am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    This might be Goldenrod bunch gall on a goldenrod plant caused by Rhopalomyia solidaginis, the Goldenrod Gall Midge (a species of gall-making insects).

    August 16th, 2015 at 11:36pm

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