Came across a strange plant about 4' tall, with very small yellow
flowers. If a branch is disturbed by shaking or hitting, seeds are
explosively shot-out in all directions with quite a bit of force,
giving brief sizzling sound. Has anyone seen a plant like this or
know anything about this weird plant, I would like to hear about it.
Sounds like Witch Hazel to me too.
According to wikipedia: "The fruit is a two-part capsule 1 cm long,
containing a single 5 mm glossy black seed in each of the two parts;
the capsule splits explosively at maturity in the autumn about 8
months after flowering, ejecting the seeds with sufficient force to
fly for distances of up to 10 m, thus another alternative name
"Snapping Hazel". "
I'd need a much better description of this plant to tell, but there
are literally thousands of plants which burst their seeds out. The
reason is so the seeds don't fall immediately under the plant and
giving it a good condition to grow outside the shade of the mother
plant. In my garden I can think of a few plants which do this:
Pride of Barbados
missed the OP, but from the vague description it might be
jewelweed... which is in the impatiens family.
it prefers moist soil but will grow where is dry. the flowers
are orange to yellow (although i had a pink sport in the bog
last summer... i should go see if it bred true), with the
'tail' like garden impatiens.
On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 20:24:45 +0000 (UTC), FragileWarrior
Yes. I what you said something a nice person would say? I didn't
think so. Which is why I reflected you back to you. Whatever you
see, do or hear is a reflection of you. What I say and do is a
reflection of me. That's funny how that works. In the end, people
who throw shit in other people's faces regarding their religion really
have nothing to stand on so they use that. Or give it a good try
anyway. Please, by all means, put me in the filter. Stop acting the
same way you always do and expect different results. That's the mind
of a mentally ill person.
Buddha weeps for us all who are lost in this world of duality.
Sometimes I make sense sometimes I am an idiot. Depends on the moon or
Shit coming in offers the ability to let it pass and fertilize
latter. My garden would not exist without shit.
Shit happens comes to this demented guy.
S Jersey USA Zone 5 Shade
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(Historical note) Not the first time jangchub and FragileWarrior have
met. Last time jangchub was not so philosophical or sensitive but was
rather conceited and condescending, without apparent reason. This is at
least the third time jangchub has changed her email address and escaped
the kill files.
We don't need the historical notes (especially those of us who
actually have been here since history began on rec.gardens). People
have snits here, and everyone sooner or later can be unkind, churlish,
whatever. V has had her moments, so have I, and for that matter in
your short history here, so have you. The point is we should try to
be nice, and we shouldn't add fuel to fires, especially those we have
nothing to do with.
V is a knowledgable gardener with much information to pass along,
she's got some strong opinions that can get rather contentious, true.
I doubt she's trying in any shape or form to get around filters, life
is too short to bother with that. If you don't want to read her then
adjust your filters and get on with it.
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
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