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dishdawg
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005, 10:51 PM
I came across this stinky plants while walking through the woods. What is it?

https://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=37139&d=1123105842

Nordraserei
Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Hmm. Could be a new Skadi ting. "Classify these plants."

QuietWind
Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 01:40 AM
Maybe a form of wild giniger? West Virginia has 5 species of willd ginger according to one of the sites below. Wild ginger is a woodland plant and has the green heart shaped leaves like your plant. :shrug I'm honestly not even sure yours is wild ginger, but I don't knwo what all the variations (species) of it look like. Maybe yours is related in someway to it?

http://www.vmga.net/glick's_pick.htm

http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Current/Detail/00384.html

http://www.gardenweb.com/cyberplt/plants/ginger.html

http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/images/23920.jpg

Maybe you can locate your plant on this page:

http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/botany/biol200/photographs.htm

dishdawg
Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 02:40 AM
Maybe a form of wild giniger? West Virginia has 5 species of willd ginger according to one of the sites below. Wild ginger is a woodland plant and has the green heart shaped leaves like your plant. :shrug I'm honestly not even sure yours is wild ginger, but I don't knwo what all the variations (species) of it look like. Maybe yours is related in someway to it?

http://www.vmga.net/glick's_pick.htm

http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Current/Detail/00384.html

http://www.gardenweb.com/cyberplt/plants/ginger.html

http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/images/23920.jpg

Maybe you can locate your plant on this page:

http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/botany/biol200/photographs.htm

Thanks, for the great links, Jennifer. I noticed that plant does look very much like wild ginger. It looks like the milterwort too, though the leaves of both of those plants are smoother around the edges and not as shiny. I believe that shiny secretion must be what made that plant stink. I thought ginger must smell nice. This plant smelled like a dead carcass. With five species of ginger in WV, it's probably one of those. Maybe it's a newly discoverd sixth ginger species. If so, I'll name it stink ginger. :D Of course the odor of it is what led me to the plant, so I don't believe it's a new discovery. Anyways, thanks again for the great resources.

Mistress Klaus
Thursday, August 4th, 2005, 01:17 PM
This plant looks like something I had growing in my yard. (not by choice..I went on a mission to eradicate it).
It was obnoxious...quite a weed, with a creeping ground cover nature...though I don't recall it smelling offensive...probably something different.