Mystery Plants

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by pirhan, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. pirhan

    pirhan Active Member

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    Hi there,

    I have moved to Ontario (just outside of Ottawa) and have a great big plot of land. With this, comes an abundance of plants that I have no idea what they are. I had three pictures attached below - any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I think the first one is wild grape. The second I'm guessing hemp? I'm completely stumped on the third. As I do not know any botanical terms to describe these, it's very hard for me to do web searches.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. tipularia

    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    #2 & #3 look like Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia
     
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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    First one is probably a grape
     
  4. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    i agree with grape for 1 and i agree that 2 & 3 are virginia creeper.
     
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    2 & 3 are Virginia Creeper. They will get small white flowers almost unseen due to the leaves. Then small blue berries that the birds will love!
     
  6. pirhan

    pirhan Active Member

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    Whoa, I was really off with the Virginia Creeper. Thank you for the help!

    I'm glad to hear I have one decent vine in the back. The other two I've identified as bittersweet nightshade and cucumber vine. (They're already making a nuisance out of themselves.)

    Will the grape vine actually grow edible grapes? Should I remove this one too like the cucumber vine and nightshade?

    I've got another vine that looks really familiar, but I don't know what it's called. Unlike the others, I've only found one in the front of the house. (First two pictures.)

    I also have this light green and white leaf plant all around the house which is good friends with the ferns. What's this? Would it be okay to transplant close to a river in wet clay? (Last two pictures.) I have a absolute jungle of ferns that are taller than myself that I'm transplanting to the river, it'd be nice to take some of these too.
     

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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    1. Vicia sp.
    2. Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata'
     
  8. pirhan

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    Thank you so much!

    Here are two other ones, both found on the river bank. The first one is just a clump and I haven't found them elsewhere on the property.

    The second one grows wild along the bank. They're very fragile and develop a bump at the base of the stalk, usually with a pretty pink or bright orange growth. Unfortunately while trying to get rid of the vines, I've crushed most (really fragile!).
     

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    woodschmoe Active Member 10 Years

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    #1 looks like a Eupatorium, perhaps Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed).
     
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    Could that last one be Jewelweed? If it has yellow or orange flowers and/or seed pods that burst open when you touch them then maybe...
     
  11. pirhan

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    Thank you woodschmoe. I think you're right on that.

    I think you're right on the last one too, Jon45150. I'll keep them as web searches indicate that humming birds like them.

    I believe my identification curiosities are satisfied for the time being. I can't think you all enough for your contributions in solving my garden mysteries. I'm truly thankful.
     
  12. Barbara Lloyd

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    I think this is No. 3 of your second set of pics - Variegated bishop's weed (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum') is a relentless spreader, but there's a perfectly satisfactory response to such an unruly plant: Eat it.
    How's that for revenge on a spreading plant....barb
     

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