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GUEST,ClaireBear BS: My wierd plant - 100 ft. a day (39) RE: BS: My wierd plant - 100 ft. a day 29 Aug 05


Looks to me as though you have a serious case of hops (humulus lupulus). In fact, this looks and sounds so much like the way hops behave that I can't think why no one's suggested it yet. It's not like this community doesn't know its beer...(or so I had supposed 'til now).

There are a gazillion hop-centric sites, but here's one with a good leaf photo for you: http://realbeer.com/hops/ The cones (flowers) don't look quite the same as yours, but then I don't know what the cones look like when they're in bud.

Read an anecodote about hops in August here: http://pweb.netcom.com/~dluzanp/aug.htm

This one has a pretty good picture of hops covering the earth: http://nepenthes.lycaeum.org/Plants/Humulus/lupulus.html

Anyway, assuming it's hops, it does die back to the ground in the winter, and as far as I know it is not invasive despite its frenzied summer growing habits. Learn to brew!

Claire


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