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Old 06-22-2017, 12:50 PM   #481 (permalink)
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And here is mine

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So what do you all think????
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:53 PM   #482 (permalink)
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I think I'll look for some queen ann's lace seeds. You know I use it all the time in flower arrangements...lasts forever. Grow your own is always better than the florist!
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Old 06-22-2017, 01:04 PM   #483 (permalink)
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I have those same weeds by me, ananda, but I have no clue whatsoever as to their name! When my brother and sister and I were kids, we would slide our hands up the upper part of the stem to strip off those little green balls that grow at the top. Then we would throw handfuls of them at each other. We called them "green peas." (And of course, this was long ago and far away, in a world where computers and cell phones were not even distant thoughts yet and kids thought it was good fun to throw plant parts at each other...)

Another opportunity for me to learn something on this thread--who has a name for those weeds?
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:14 PM   #484 (permalink)
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They look exactly like ragweed, to me. They grew with wild abandon on my grandmother's farm. As I recall, they were especially big and abundant near the barn or anywhere there was animal manure...I am guessing, because the manured areas were so rich and the cows and mules probably carried those seeds from the top in on their tails and coats.....?
I don't know the scientific name, but I can look it up.....
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:18 PM   #485 (permalink)
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Queen Anne's Lace is a member of the carrot family.
If you pull up qal by the roots, you will see the taproot looks remarkably like a carrot.
Don't know if it is edible though.
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:20 PM   #486 (permalink)
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I thought ragweed was just another word for goldenrod.
There is actually a plant called ragweed?
Huh.
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:21 PM   #487 (permalink)
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The scientific name of ragweed (as per the internet)....is.....(wait for it)...........Ambrosia psilostachya!! Ta Da!
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:24 PM   #488 (permalink)
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Naudcat....Yes!! They DO smell l ike carrots...the roots, that is....
I used to have to pull weeds in the garden...and there were always a lot of the little ones....
I had forgotten about that....the carrot smell.....
Thanks....
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:32 PM   #489 (permalink)
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Wow. Sounds better than ragweed.
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Queen ann lace, hogweed, and poisonous hemlock look pretty similar!
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I think thatin the spirit of adventure, I nibbled on a QAL "carrot."
I seem to remember it as being bitter but not totally gross.
Sounds like my life.
Hah! Just kidding. I have a really sweet life.
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:38 PM   #492 (permalink)
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The scientific name is Ambrosia philostachya...(as per the internet).....(ragweed)

Maudcat...now that you mention it...I do remember that the roots smell just like carrots! I had to pull weeds in the garden, all the time, and there were lots of little Queen Anne's Lace plants...
You triggered a memory that was long forgotten.....
thanks, Maudcat....

Maudcat...goldenrod, according to the New England Field Manual is called Solidago canadenies ....
I think it is far, far, more beautiful than ragweed. In fact, a field of it can be absolutely stunning....
I used some of it in my daughter's wedding flowers. She was married in the fall....
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I thought ragweed was just another word for goldenrod.
There is actually a plant called ragweed?
Huh.
back many years ago, ragweed was somethin that came in a bag and didnt have much effect.

or affect??
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:20 PM   #494 (permalink)
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OMG ... you must be about my age LOL

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Old 06-22-2017, 03:22 PM   #495 (permalink)
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The worst part of ragweed is that it is a highly allergic weed.. er ... that isn't the right way to say it ... highly allergenic?

But that isn't till the fall and we will be sure to keep the tops cropped off.
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to msteve...was the "ragweed in a bag" native to Columbia, by any chance?
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:50 PM   #497 (permalink)
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to msteve...was the "ragweed in a bag" native to Columbia, by any chance?


More likely from Kansas
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