Wildflowers: tiny white flowers, plant id?

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  1. hanna

    hanna Active Member

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    found in wooded area

    mostly shade

    tiny white flowers on one stem

    soil: clay

    blooming now

    close up picture shows the developing fruit/seed - here still white
     

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  2. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Maybe Aletris farinosa, but the leaves of your plant are broad.
    ???
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Can't be Aletris, as that is a monocot with parallel leaf veins, whereas the mystery plant is a dicot. Sorry, don't know what it is though.
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Look at guides to wild plants of your state or region.
     
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    thanks to all the posts
    I will check with our extension county agent
    and keep you updated
     
  6. hanna

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    still have not gotten a positive id
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Leaves do not match: on the photo leaves are basal and entire, whereas Phryma leaves are cauline and serrate.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks, Andrey, you're right.
     
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    How about Tovara virginianum?
     
  11. hanna

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    thanks Daniel and Andrey for your posts
     
  12. hanna

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    Steph77: your suggestion was great - you id the plant-

    the plant in question is also called knotweed or jumpseed, scientific name: polygonum virginianum

    I just went out and took more pictures, the leaves are changing color and are yellow now and the long stem carries many seeds

    thank you all for your help and interest

    I think it's an interesting plant in the woods
     

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