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What are these?

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by MeAndMyTort, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. MeAndMyTort

    MeAndMyTort Member

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    Hi everyone!! I have a plant to be identified! Yay!

    Location: Massachusetts, USA
    Weather: Final snow melted about two weeks ago, been about 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit here since.
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    Not quite sure what in the world these are. Any suggestions appreciated:)
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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member

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    At first I thought It was Wild Mallow, but on closer look at leaf pattern, maybe not.
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    RosemaryDW Well-Known Member TFO Supporter

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    Wild violet, I am prettu sure. In a few weeks youll know for sure because they will bloom!

    Safe.

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    might be "garlic mustard" - if so, you will smell the pungent scent when you break a leaf. Nothing eats it.
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    Yes, looks like garlic mustard. My torts like the young leaves.
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    I went out to look at them today, and they seem to have sprouted little... things? Don't know if this can clear anything up. ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1492715481.897020.jpg

    The things are near the top.
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    It's garlic mustard and those "things" are buds. :D
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    RosemaryDW Well-Known Member TFO Supporter

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    Yup.

    Darnit, I was really hoping for violets! :eek:
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    Lol! Thank you so much!! And thank you to anyone who replied!

    It's safe right? Are the leaves still young? Thanks:)
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    My torts woudn't eat it anymore. But give it a try, tastes differ.
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    Great, thanks!

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