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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    09 / 09 / 2019

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Berlin

  • State

    Massachusetts

  • Posted by

    s mi

Notes:

* T hree stems grow from the base (soil level) of the plant. I call them “main stems”. * The plant seems not to have any “trunk” like most woody plant have. * None of the main stems seems to be what I call a “leader”, a main shoot of or for vertical growth. * Each main stem divides at some point to 3 minor stems. * Each minor stem divides to 3 leaf clusters. * Each “leaf” is sharp-toothed. * Each “leaf” – 3 major lobes separated by 2 minor lobes. * Each “leaf” is dull, not shiny.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to species map of the North American Plant Atlas. http://bonap.net/Napa/TaxonMaps/Genus/County/Actaea

    September 15th, 2019 at 9:59am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    It’s hard to tell without its flowers at this stage, since there are few other plants with similar compound leaves with toothed leaflets. I’m taking a wild guess only, maybe a species in the Actea genus (baneberry/cohosh) perhaps? Flowers are needed for a confirmed ID of this suggested genus. I don’t know if this is a wild specimen or cultivated, for now check out the included link below for more information. When it blooms and you still don’t have an ID, please resubmit with flowers photos. Best wishes! https://www.friendsofthewildflowergarden.org/pages/plants/redbaneberwhite.html

    September 15th, 2019 at 9:25am

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