What sort of plant is this ?

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  1. ginger749

    ginger749 Active Member

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    What was this plant and what is that lying on it ?

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    My son, who raises snakes, says it looks like a clutch of hatched eggs on cypress mulch. But...I know that is not the answer to the question LOL
     
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    Gee, I have no idea what the plant is... looks like a big ol nast slug had its way with it though, or a horse with a very bad cold.
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Like the above answer of horse with cold :)

    Ok is it a puff ball type fungus that is growing in horse manure with straw and someone has burst it and meanwhile the slugs have come for a visit......ugh it looks pretty ordinary what er it is.

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    I tend to think that it is a puffball too
     
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    This Pic. was taken precisely 65 days earlier .

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    And this Pic. was taken the same day as the first pic .

    So Smokymist You are 1/2 right .

    Original question was ( What was this plant )
    And the emphasis is on WAS ?

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    AFter seeing that second picture I was pretty sure it was a clutch of hatched eggs.
    So the snake layed it's eggs on a plant...hmmm.....now that is a hard one.
     
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    Is that some sort of bamboo ? just taking a wild guess
     
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    almost looks like old palm fronds
     
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    OK , One last Pic before I give it away.
    It was a type of Garden Mulch the Carpet Snake / Python used for a nest ?
    Incubation took 65 days.

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  12. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sugar cane straw?
     
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    Michael F, Has done it again .
    Here on the Gold Coast they don't Burn Sugar Cane any more .
    A machine cuts the tops off , and they bail it up and sell it to Us gardeners .
    These Big rolls of mulch cost $50 each . Some farmers feed them to their cattle .

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Though I did have to wait for the big clue!
     

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