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Re: Calycanthus floridus

An interesting read. TY for the descriptions. BTW, I think what makes some plants not as strong flavored when dried is that volatile oils are broken down, and
Sam Schaperow
6:58 PM
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Re: Calycanthus floridus

Sam: I got some samplers from the bush in my garden. I tasted the petals, leaves, and stems fresh. The petals and leaves had a similar taste. It was a light,
Geoffrey Tolle
6:43 PM
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Re: Unidentified Wild Grass/Shoot [2 Attachments]

They certainly look something like wild asparagus, although the feathery leaves aren't there. You'd know from the taste, as wild asparagus has a much stronger
Peter Ellis
May 21
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Re: Unidentified Wild Grass/Shoot [2 Attachments]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/156706504394635/ Try posting on Plant Identification, link above. Or go back in a few weeks, presumably there will be new
jerry stanley
May 21
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Re: Unidentified Wild Grass/Shoot

Btw, could you please describe its taste? On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 10:15 PM, Sam Schaperow sam.schaperow@... ... -- Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT *Clinical
Sam Schaperow
May 20
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Re: Unidentified Wild Grass/Shoot [2 Attachments]

I've never seen it before, at least not in that form. I wonder if a young* Sparganium erectum *may look like this. I'm most curious to learn what this is. On
Sam Schaperow
May 20
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Unidentified Wild Grass/Shoot

Came upon these shoots around water near milkweed, they fooled me for asparagus for a moment until I nibbled a bit. Anyone have any ideas? All of my friends
foragerchef
May 20
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Calycanthus floridus

Does anyone here have experience w/it as an edible? -- Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT *Clinical Director* PsychologyCT.com (Psychology CT)
Sam Schaperow
May 19
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Re: Mayapple

HI Sam, I'm a big Mayapple fan and have a nice stanv in my garden. I'm also a big houseplant fan. The reason Mayapples don't work as houseplants is two fold,
Ellen Zachos
May 17
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3139

Re: Mayapple

That's probably correct. Mine has spread through clonal division from the individual I purchased. It doesn't appear to be self pollinating as I haven't had
Carrie LaChance
May 17
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Re: Mayapple

Thanks Carrie. BTW, I read it needs another plant near to fruit. Did you have just one plant? If it fruited and that's true, maybe another wasn't far from
Sam Schaperow
May 16
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Re: Mayapple

Hi Sam, I have found mayapple is pretty easy to grow. I had the same opportunity arise when I came upon a man selling some at a flea market a few years back.
Carrie LaChance
May 16
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Mayapple

Driving down a road today, I saw someone had plants for sale in their front yard. Some species of mayapple (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podophyllum) was for
Sam Schaperow
May 16
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Eat your Knotweed

Eat your Japanese Knotweed http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/conquer-invasive-japanese-knotweed- by-eating-it-zbcz1504.aspx
    Ellen Evert Hopman
    May 13
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    dandelion root & Xylaria comparison

    Young tender dandelion root pieces in a soup remind me of Xylaria in both texture and look. -- Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT *Clinical Director* PsychologyCT.com
    Sam Schaperow
    May 9
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