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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by tipularia, Apr 7, 2007.
This is tougher than I thought it would be.
Hint: It is a wildflower which grows in the eastern half of the U.S.
Good stumper - no one here's been able to identify it by sight so far.
Does the genus name resemble the name of a recent (very poor) fantasy/adventure movie?
Nope, nothing like Tarabitha.
Heh, I was thinking of a movie that had a dragon in it. Prepending "very poor" to "fantasy/adventure movie" gives a lot of candidates, I suspect.
Nope, not Eragon.
I take that back. I forgot the what the genus was. Yes, you are right! So, what is it?
Hmmm... I must be a dumbbell.
Well, now you and I know. I'll let someone else answer it. I've added another clue with my previous reply.
Sound good to me. Got to go mow the yard.
Is this it?
Is 'Eragon' very bad, then? Not seen it, would it best stay that way?
Even my teenage boys thought it was "lame" and they loved the books.
Since tipularia's outside, I'll round up some of the clues:
spicy plant -> common name, "salt and pepper"
Eragon -> Erigenia
dumbbell -> Umbelliferae or Apiaceae
not sure if this one was intentional or not:
Got to go mow the yard -> harbinger of spring (another common name)
As for the movie, ehhh... maybe buy a nice plant instead!
Maybe I'd do better to go for Erigenia than Eragon, then :-)
Here is the rest of it. I photographed it a couple of weeks ago in Arkansas next to the Buffalo River. The petals are only about 4 mm long. There are two reasons for "spicy". It is also called "pepper root".
Cardamine concatenata a long shot?
Good try W.G., but this one has already been identified in previous posts. It is Erigenia bulbosa a.k.a. "Harbinger of Spring", "Salt and Pepper" or "Pepper Root". Cardamine concatenata also has a common name of "Pepper Root". They even grow next to each other, and I photographed one after I took this one.