Friday, August 29, 2008

What is this?


I found this plant and rhizome while cleaning one of my gardens today. Anyone know what it is? 


Rowan said...

cinquefoil...sp? It looks very familiar..something I have seen while poking arround in the field..dont know

annie kelleher said...

i know it isn't cinquefoil because the leaves aren't five-sided. i have it too, and sometimes it makes little white or pale yellow flowers... i thought it was wild strawberry...

Walk in the Woods said...

No, deinitely not cinquefoil. Not wild strawberry either, while the leaves are . . . close (BTW - wild strawberries have white flowers, false strawberries have yellow).

At first glance I thought it might be goldenthread, but the root is "wrong." There is that single nodule, a rhizome I presume, that the roots stem from.

I'll keep asking around . . . and I welcome more input here too! It's a lovely little plant and it wants me to know its name.