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Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« on: September 06, 2017, 09:15:45 AM »
Usually I weed whip around this scarred up white oak on the outskirts of my lawn. This year I did not. Look what i just discovered growing at the base.
 

  

  

 
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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 08:01:39 PM »
Is that false Solomon's seal?

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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 08:03:01 PM »
Pretty, yup I think red is false  :)

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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 08:06:18 PM »
I get something like that with blue berries. So I have the real ones?  :D
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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 09:13:00 PM »
Yes, I think they are both medicinals but yours is the one that is sought after.

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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 06:41:02 PM »
You see alot of those plants in my area , anyone know what there called ?
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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 06:57:05 PM »
Mine is a false Solomon's seal.
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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 01:19:46 PM »
ok what  does it do  what is it used for  ??? ??? :)

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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2017, 01:49:29 PM »
whats the benefit of them for medicine

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2017, 06:01:20 PM »
I had to google, I just knew they were medicinals but didn't know what for... you're almost always safe with herbs saying "for female complaints". We must try anything for a complaining female  :D

False Solomons Seal;
http://www.psu.edu/dept/nkbiology/naturetrail/speciespages/false_solomon%27s_seal.html

Solomons Seal;
https://solomonsseal.wordpress.com/category/how-to-use-solomons-seal/page/2/

I noticed they are related to Lilly of the Valley, we had a buyer through a few years ago that wanted us to plant that for herbal remedies. Another medicinal aside, Michelle just finished flagging 300 black cohosh plants in the woods for harvest, she'll flag another 100 before the tops die back and then go harvest in a month or so, snapping off a node and replanting that to start the replacements. All of our 'sang had been poached years ago but a bird or the seed bank must have produced one. That is the big money root but it is hard to protect from poachers. I like to just know there are a few plants carrying on.

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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 06:39:57 PM »
We must try anything for a complaining female  :D

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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2017, 07:36:35 PM »
 :D :D :-X

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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2017, 07:42:38 PM »
  :D :D
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2017, 06:00:05 PM »
On the road looking for elder berries,to use for jam,I saw a bunch of false Solomon's seal.It was on a dirt road. If I would not of seen this post I would of missed them. Saw about 10-12 and I bet there was more.
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2017, 09:01:20 PM »
Apparently Roxie saw this post too  :-X :D

we talked to some guys from MO that were going great guns with elderberries... google... here they are;
http://shop.riverhillsharvest.com/
They were looking for more growers a year or two ago.

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Re: Looky what I found growing in my yard.
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2017, 09:24:28 PM »
We used to have a place where we could pick bushels of elderberries (un-cleaned). We picked there for years. Then one late August, we went to check the crop, and that summer they had widened the old gravel road and prepaired it for paving and completely obliterated the couple of hundred yard long patch that ran along the ditch.
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