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Old 03-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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this strange root-like plant in growing in my garden and along the edge of my lawn, and i'm afraid it's going to take over my hops. anyone know what it is?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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It looks like wasabi or horseradish.

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it does look like wasabi... the problem is i have never planted wasabi and it's popping up all over the place in my backyard. thanks for the help. maybe i should cut one up and see what it smells like.

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I'd resist eating it, even if it does smell like wasabi. Actually, I'd probably give in and get some strange disease.

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I grow a couple varieties of horseradish...that doesn't look like any of them...and they typically don't surface....looks like my hostas actually

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Actually, I'd probably give in and get some strange disease.
or acquire some really cool super-powers.
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That's one of those 15-legged Central American Hop Zombie's I've heard about. The little legs sprout from the buds at night and the plants can actually walk around the garden and have their way with anything they desire (hahaha). It actually looks like something I've seen before but can't put my finger on it. Possibly the basil portion (think it's a 'corm') of a type of Sedum. I'd just dig it up and get rid of it, after tasting of course.

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Wasabi is a tempermental plant.. Unlikely it is just growing in a backyard in Chicago. Maybe snap off a chunk and take it to a local garden supply and see if anyone is familiar?
What does the top part of the plant look like?

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I grow a couple varieties of horseradish...that doesn't look like any of them
True! I grew it once. Ground it up in food processor and took a big whiff. Yeeow! Try it!
Thought my head was going to explode. Homemade was so much better than any of the store bought stuff I've had.
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my 3 year old niece told me it was "robot arms". i do have hostas, but not where these creatures are clawing out of the ground... i emailed a garden store person the photo. in the meantime i'm going to pull the ones closest to my hops.

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