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Small flower growing directly out of ground on stem with no leaves. spot where it came out of ground didn't have any leaves around it, nearest plant with leaves was 10 inches away. It almost looked like a fake flower, at first I thought someone brought a fake bouquet of flowers out into the woods and dropped this!

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Flower & stem look exactly like Chicory, so I'm going to say that's what it is. That's a perennial that grows from a root, so maybe this one decided to put out a blossom first thing.

Posted by anita363 over 3 years ago (Flag)
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I'm not too sure! It was laying on the ground and the stem was no where near stout enough to even allow it to grow upright.
When I picked up the middle of the stem it bent down, It didn't break it was just extremely floppy, Like the grabber tendrils on a climbing vine. The flower is a bit bigger than a quarter.

Posted by tropicexposure over 3 years ago (Flag)
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rose rush - Photo (c) Mary Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
tropicexposure's ID: rose rush (Lygodesmia aphylla)
Posted by tropicexposure almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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It's a Rose Rush Found a id for it finally. This one has been bugging me since I posted it! It was so wierd how it was growing all alone and no leaves around where it came out of the ground. As you can see in the pic it was the most colorful thing in the area and just striking due to the contrast against the leaf litter!

Posted by tropicexposure almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Wow, neat. That';s a weird plant... looks right though.

Posted by charlie almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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I would have sworn it was a fake flower out there, the closest thing with green leaves was a small oak sapling!

Posted by tropicexposure almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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rose rush - Photo (c) Mary Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
tropicexposure's ID: rose rush (Lygodesmia aphylla)
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