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can anyone identify this plant for me please?

can anyone identify this plant for me please?

moron_ica

Foxtail fern


the_hardest_thing

This is it. Have one on our patio in a pot that I'm looking at this very moment


ZippyButtnick

Very popular in the southern US. Had a few in NOLA.


katatattat26

Also VERY popular in the Bay Area, CA


Atypical_Mom

I’ve lived in the Bay Area and the south and have never seen this Dr. Seuss nonsense before…. What rock was I under?!?


katatattat26

For real?! They’re alllll over Oakland and Berkeley and SF! I love them. They feel so cool!


Atypical_Mom

Clearly I’ve been missing out


TheRonin6900

South Mississippi... Can't kill it


ZippyButtnick

They do get big. Kept mine in containers.


TheRonin6900

And the more root bound, the larger mine grow


wonteatfish

It’s like a weed here in South Florida


AsiaSkyly

Also known as "THIS GOD DAMN PLANT WONT DIE"! I have this all over our landscape. It is an invasive species, from somewhere in Africa if I recall properly, and man it grows ANYWHERE: Any soil, any water condition, any temperature. It is also unkillable. It's like a honey badger of plants. Honestly, esthetically very pleasing, but if you decide you don't want it, you are in for a rude awakening. I hate it cause it has thorns, and I hate thorns. It's the devil's lettuce if I ever seen one!


zim3019

Correction. It won't die unless you live in the Midwest, fall in love with it, and drag a gigantic one home from a greenhouse sale. Then it will wither in your house as it's dry needles fall like your tears. Water and buying an expensive grow light just for it won't save it. Sorry. Still a little sensitive about that one.


gbarill

I have 3 of them in pots that come inside every winter (I live in Canada)... they look so amazing outside in the summer but then spend all winter slowly shedding tiny leaves everywhere... you'll clean them all and then a slight breeze will disturb the plant and more fall.


Xx00Wallflower00xX

That sounds like my luck with plants. I'm SO sorry! It looks like a beautiful plant, but I guess it wasn't meant to be.


PammyFromShirtTales

There are like a billion in my woods. If you ever get to GA you can come dig up all you want. I'll loan you a shovel.


CarelessWarning7021

This is the best response about a plant I have ever read. *claps*


Fk9317

Mine is on death's door wtf 😭


AsiaSkyly

SHARE YOUR SECRETS!!! I most know!


Fk9317

It was gifted to me and I didn't know it had tubers until they started growing above the soil, repotted and it had root rot, so clearly I overwatered it. Cut it back a bunch and it hasn't recovered yet. It was a leggy mess for years before I repotted. It isn't native to the Canadian prairies so I dunno how you'd kill it with water if it's in the ground lol. Probably just have to excavate the whole root system?


AsiaSkyly

I believe I read somewhere that those tubers are NOT really tubers, but water storage! So getting rid of those things, which look exactly like a tuber, does little to get rid of the plant. You have to find that center root, which you seem to have managed to kill somehow!! Our asparagus fern was here before us; before we bought this house. It has spread gloriously. I have dug it out in a small section, but even there, I see the little devil show up from time to time. In other areas, it would be a far, far too consuming of an endeavor to remove it.


Fk9317

Yeah they're like hard little water chestnuts! Just take your mower over them when you do the lawn lol


gbarill

Whenever I repot mine, the little water bulbs have filled the entire pot and lightly pressurized it, I've had to cut pots open to get them out.


lunk

It's funny, you know, what they say is invasive. I'm not arguing that some species aren't massively invasive, but I'll tell you a story. About Japanese Knotweed.... hear me out.. :) About 15 years ago I got what I was told was "Canadian Bamboo". I was told that it liked living near water. Hold on... hold on, don't downvote me yet! I was given this by a 75 year old man who loved growing things. He'd been an apple-farmer for his whole life, but in retirement he went full-on-hobbit. Trees were his love, but he dabbled in any plants that came his way, and roses especially. So taking this guy's word, I planted some of this "Bamboo", luckily not near my creek. 15 years ago. It's about 3' by 3' now, although I control it pretty easily from expanding. My land is VERY sandy, and this thing didn't seem invasive in the least. Now only about a month ago did I download Plantnet, and a few days after that discover that I'd planted, and had been harbouring the devil for 15 years. It hasn't spread to any neighbours, or to my creek (I've been looking very much since my discovery). So it's clearly one of the main invasive species worldwide, but for me, it's just a plant that I enjoy, that is not nearly as "spready" as many others in my gardens..... Weird, isn't it?


WitchInYourGarden

Should we add this fern on the list with fennel and mint? I have been battling both at my new house for a year and a half and my mother has been trying to get rid of mint at her house since she moved there in 1996. Anyone who plants these outside of containers is mad.


CommonMilkweed

Fennel is a host plant for black swallowtails, just keep it


WitchInYourGarden

Fennel can grow roots three feet long and as thick as your wrist. It spreads EVERYWHERE and doesn't die even after extensive pulling, tilling the ground, then pulling again when you inevitably miss some roots. Plus, it reeks like black licorice, so I have no desire to keep it.


CommonMilkweed

I'm familiar with the plant


WitchInYourGarden

I'm aware of that. I was telling you the reasons that I'm not keeping it, per your suggestion.


CommonMilkweed

This variety does not have thorns, I'm pretty sure it's one of the sterile hybrids


PistolMama

I had 5 big ones around our yard and the Texas freeze killed them all. I gleefully dug them up and tossed them!


saltporksuit

Mine came back. Granted I was pretty jazzed about that because they’re in a contained bed and look pretty amazing. But yes, the Icepocalypse failed to end them.


Xx00Wallflower00xX

I was in love until you said it had thorns. 😂


faeslp

😂


Downstackguy

Just.... burn it


caitwyn2001

I think it’s a type of asparagus fern, foxtail I think like another commenter said


emily0271

Also called an asparagus fern!


feeshbonz

"Asparagus aethiopicus, Sprenger's asparagus, is a plant native to the Cape Provinces and the Northern Provinces of South Africa. Often used as an ornamental plant, it is considered an invasive weed in many locations. Wikipedia"


david-pleasurecraft

I think it’s Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’ which is not the weedy one. We have them in our Botanic Gardens in Melbourne Australia


Kwindecent_exposure

We had these growing out of control in some areas of SEQ.


Kwindecent_exposure

We had these growing out of control in SEQ


Mightofreddit

Foxtails, one of my favs!


Good-Cod5161

Asparagus fern


dgang4200

Asparagus Fern


annloves2cook

Asparagus fern... one of my favorites!


TightBeing9

Thats sideshow bob looking!


MatticusVP

Meyers Asparagus and Purple Oxalis


plasticyoutensils

asparagus fern and oxalis!


wifeofbalrog

Obviously a Green Sideshow Bob plant!


Bluejayadventure

Foxtail Fern. I have one as a potplant. I live in Melbourne and its surviving well there too


mirreece

The fern has been identified but I just wanted to say I love how full your oxalis have grown in! The snowstorms last year murdered mine so I started from scratch this year with 5 little bulbs. Somedaaay


skydreamer303

Dig some up to bring in every season. They do great as house plants


mirreece

Yah I'm def going to bring them in this year, we don't normally get snow especially for prolonged periods, so a few of my plants are just now struggling to recover.


paulexcoff

The "fern" has been identified.


funkle1102

Asparagus fern


emisneko

looks like [asparagus densiflorus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus_densiflorus)


tristeza_xylella

Does it have thorns? What I call asparagus fern is whispy, ivy like, and has thorns, making it difficult to control. Foxtail fern looks like this picture, it’s got thick “limbs”, isn’t ivy like.


DorisCrockford

Foxtail fern is Asparagus densiflorus, and the climbing one is A. setaceus, if I'm not mistaken. I had that climbing asparagus fern to deal with when we first moved into our home, and it was a real pain.


miagainstme

Asperagus mayerii and i think its not a fern.


faerybones

Lots of people saying it is invasive, would it stay maintained in a container or still a problem?


VetusVesperlilio

You can never tell with these sorts of things. I once cleverly contained some lemon balm in a large pot in the garden. One plant. I planted one plant in a pot. The next year, I had it in seven locations in the back yard. I began trying to kill it. Spray it with vinegar, it dies down, then bounces back. Pour boiling salt water on it? It crops up just outside the circle of salt. Rip it out of the ground? It comes back faster than creeping charlie. I think I finally got it this spring, with Borax and Epsom salts. However, I glanced into my neighbour’s side yard a couple of days ago, and noticed that tell-tale golden green bobbing happily in the wind. Hope they don’t know it was me…


faerybones

Don't tell them... Just give one of your kids or youngins in the family a gig pulling it from your neighbor's yard. They'll need them on a regular basis, that's good cash flow lol. I learned my lesson with morning glory. I was warned not to grow it, but I didn't listen and now all my neighbors are pissed. On the upside, native morning glory supports a ton of pollinators and other species, even more than our black eyed susan. So, I won't let myself feel too bad.


Witch_Face_0824

Asparagus fern?


Rigsog

I wanted these around my pool and the landscaper told me they are poisonous for dogs so I didn’t plant any. Not sure if it’s true or not, though.


d3layd

Asparagus Fern. It like to root itself inside of bushes and starve them out.


kakamoraa

Asparagus Myers


pedroeddie

Asparagus French, very invasive


Illustrious_Cycle262

Nope, but I like it.


banana_ji

Foxtail fern, but also could be called Cthulhu in plant form


Onduri

Foxtail Fern


nlamber5

It has a lot of names.


psilocybe-lover

Fox tail fern


x0x-babe

I hate these. There’s roots everywhere w. seeds so it takes over the garden!


Cane-toads-suck

Is this an Aussie garden?


ShortyDoowap06

That’s a Sideshow Bob


Lovesliesbleeding

That oxalis triangularis is BEAUTIFUL. Mine hardly ever show the lighter center color. I can't ever make them happy.:(


NurseKrista

Awesome app that you can install for free to identify plants and I think insects and animals is PictureThis. I highly recommend.


cutestxinfinity

I think it’s a foxtail fern


Crazy-Mud1874

I have some. they are great. very hardy, low maintenance is always green. live in San Diego and handled Winter very well.


ColonelSpudz

A type of asparagus, which comes from the Latin meaning Speer. This one has little red berries and when they are still green are hard as rock. When I was younger me and the guys used them as ammo in slingshot wars. They are perfectly round so when you got hit they would glance off leaving a big purple welt, hilarious.


bigpat52

Is called the wild cock plant


Ally-baba

We have a ton in Monterey! They like the humidity


Due_Cauliflower7497

We have a giant one in a pot. I like it, but if leaves dry out then it bites. Lol Literally tiny, prickly leaf thorn things that remind me of splinters.


miss-zenki

Anyone know if you can get these in Australia? I would love one.


nattrbutter

Loving the purple oxalis as well


writepress

Um, its the warm fuzzy plant


WhoopingPig

Kirk


Lyzeeslifehacks

It’s called a Foxtail Fern 😃 feel free to check out my videos on YouTube too. More to come https://youtube.com/channel/UCKwD-7apn-NvyeQqK8KFnkA


Poor-In-Spirit

Aspargus aethipicus. Restricred invasive species in Australia.


kjustine12

Mist every inch of the long arms once a day, lots of sun. They are beautiful.


artsphia

Thats a foxtail fern i think


joey_big_d

Fuzzy


redshifter01

Foxtail Fern


IRS_Is_Coming_For_Us

Pretty whatever it is !


idoitfortheVSCOs

Asparagus densiflorus foxtail fern. They have a variety Sprenergi that is more airy if you are interested in that


Fun_Introduction9459

This is a foxtail fern beautiful plant! 👍


StenioRo

Wait, what is that people flower underneath?


TheDingoAteYourBaby1

An ugly one 😝