Please Help ID This Plant

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  1. sbeerman

    sbeerman Well-Known Member

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    I got this from my dd last year ,have three of them. I really like it and want to find out what it is. She lives in Utah and I live in Oregon. It has done wonderful here. When the goat got out she dit't even nibble it so it's got to be a keeper. Thanks for any help.
    http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j10/sbeeram/DCP_0751.jpg

    Sandie Or.5/6
     
  2. moonwolf

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    Isn't that an ostrich fern?
     

  3. sbeerman

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    I looked up ostrich fern and mine is a lot diffrent.
    Thanks for trying. Sandie OR 5/6
     
  4. Pony

    Pony STILL not Alice Supporter

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    I'm stumped -- but it is WAY cool!

    Maybe you could try posting it over on the Plant and Tree Identification forum.

    Pony!
     
  5. sbeerman

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    Thanks Pony I'll do that!! It's realy not a fern plant just firn like and I don't have a clue how to google up any thing that could help.
    Thanks Aginr Sandie OR.5/6
     
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    Pony STILL not Alice Supporter

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    Hey, no problem!

    I'd like to know when you find out what it is -- that is a cool plant!

    Pony!
     
  7. rwinsouthla

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    Looks like one of those pine trees my meemaw had in her house. I'll do some surfing to see if I can find it.
     
  8. naturelover

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    That is a beautiful, healthy, bushy Norfolk Pine. That is one of the nicest looking Norfolk's that I've ever seen. Very Cool! Nice gift from your daughter. :)
     
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    I can't say whether your plant is a Norfolk Island Pine or not, because I've only seen grown-up ones - and they are HUGE. Pines as tall as 57 metres with an 11 metre circumference have been recorded. Multiply those numbers by 3 and add a bit to get a rough idea in feet! Hope you've got plenty of space.

    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c114/Jackoludek/Xmas Trees/1.jpg

    Maybe you've heard of the famous Manly Beach, Sydney? There are plenty of Norfolk Island pines lining it.

    http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/Page.asp?z=6&c=153&p=507
     
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    Well it's not a tree, more like a bush.Darn this is going to be hard. Thanks for all your help so far.
    Sandie OR 5/6
     
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    Looks like it ought to be edible...I don't know why, it just does. Any idea what the roots look like?
     
  13. naturelover

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    I grow Norfolks and am pretty sure that's what you've got there. Norfolk Pines will come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from tiny shrub-like trees all the way up to mighty trees. The things that they all have in common is their distinctive bright green color and fern-like appearance, and the softness of their needles. Their needles are even softer than fir tree needles. I don't know of any other pine that looks like them. They are rather slow growers. Oh, and they are quite expensive to buy. Here's some pictures of different Norfolks in various stages of growth. I hope this makes it easier to identify your tree.

    http://morningdewtropical.com/images/gallery/Norfolk-Island-Pine-2002.jpg
    http://www.genrichs.com/images/NORFOLK PINE POT.jpg
    http://www.csbsju.edu/greenhouse/pictures/norfolk pine.jpg
    http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/Hort/Hort332/images/plantlist/norfolk Island pine.jpg
    http://www.faculty.sbc.edu/simpson/Greenhouse/images/NorfolkPine.jpg
    http://www.soulsurfa.com/archives/xmas_05_1.jpg
     
  14. sbeerman

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    Thanks naturelover but it dosen't have needles at all. I love the pictures and would love to have one, realy like Hemlocks to. I worked in a conifer tree nursery for a few years and love baby trees.
    Sandie OR 5/6
     
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    One more comment here - You could take that branch you cut off to a nursery or garden center and ask someone there what it is. If it turns out that it is not a Norfolk, and is something else, I sure hope you will post here what your findings are. If that's not a Norfolk I want to know the name of it because I'd like to get one of those beauties for myself. :)
     
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    I don't think I'll taste it because one of my goats took a tour through that part of the garden and she did"t even take a nibble. Now I would't eat lots of stuff goats do but I sure wont eat something they won't LOL. Never thought too look at the roots just ploped it in the ground. Will take a look
    Sandie OR5/6
     
  17. bare

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    What's it smell like? I'm sure it isn't Tansy, but that's what it reminds me of.
     
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  19. bare

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    Again, I'd go by smell. Crush some of the leaves and take a deep whiff. Tansy has a distinctive odor. If you aren't familiar with it, look around for some common Tansy to compare it with. It grows all over disturbed areas here in the northwest.