basement invader

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by MamaMac, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. MamaMac

    MamaMac Active Member

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    I would like to know what this plant is. It is growing from outside into both my basement and my well. I discovered it when a sickly looking leaf poked its way out from under my kitchen sink. I traced it to the basement. Please keep in mind that I live in zone 3, and it is December. The ground is frozen. Evidently this specimen has chosen a subterranean lifestyle over dormancy.
     

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    Looks to me like a clematis, though I may be mistaken. Do you have one growing next to the house near where it's coming inside? I have a clematis next to our garden shed and it finds it's way into the shed.
     
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    I do.... it has been there for seven years. This is the first time it has tried to move in with me though. ;) Thanks Marjaleena!
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Seven years is about the time it takes them to finish college, fail at finding a worthwhile job in today's market and then come home to invade your basement.
     
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    Yup! Time to move into an apartment. :-)
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    If only they would.
     
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    How sweet. Get out the Xmas pressies.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If the climber wasn't so flimsy you could hang ornaments.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Well, one could hang small ornaments.
     
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    Like straw or paper stars.
     
  11. MamaMac

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    Well, I was going to yank it, but now that you all have put it into such a festive light, perhaps I shall fertilize it and start a new tradition of the 'Christmas Basement Invasive' and forgo the usual tree . ;)
     
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    You know, at one of the stores in Leduc (I forget which one) they used to have these teeny-weenie little plastic Christmas ball ornaments. It would be so perfect!
     
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    MamaMac That IS the festive spirit.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Well, it obviously wants to be friends with you, M.M.! Such an enterprising plant should be rewarded for its efforts!
     

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