Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Pasta Plant

Down by the very edge of our neighborhood lake, there is a strange plant........

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I'm not talking about the green leaves, I am talking about all that string. This plant grows piles and piles of yellow string. I've taken to calling it the Pasta Plant. I'm guessing it would classify as Angel Hair pasta as the strands are quite slim.

Here's a close-up...........

All it needs is a bit of Marinara Sauce, and I've got lunch!
Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?


  1. A quick Google search (good old Google!) revealed that it's probably Cuscuta (dodder). You can find more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuscuta or here: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/home-and-garden/2012-06-09/story/garden-column-beware-garden-silly-string. Looks like Jimmy is happy to use it for shade, whatever it is!

    Susan and Wrigs

    1. Yes, it definitely looks like you found the right info! Sounds like it is quite the pest...so instead of calling it a Pasta Plant, maybe I should call it a Pesta Plant! LOL!

    2. I have no idea what kind of plant it is lol! Sorry if I wasn't much help lol.But it sure is cool lookin!! Hope you can swing by my blog today!:-)

  2. Pasta, pesto, now I am hungry for a good Italian meal. I have never seen that type of plant before.

  3. LOL Finns' comment. We are hungry now too. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Yep, add me to the hungry crowd. Have the makings for pesto pasta... thanks for helping figure out the dinner plan for tonight!

  5. I can send you some of Ma's homemade pasta sauce for that strange plant!

  6. That would be pretty cool if there actually was a pasta plant! You could say things like "I'm going out in my garden now to harvest some pasta and tomatoes for tonight's dinner."!

  7. Wow that looks like a odd plant! I wonder what is it! Looks kinda like sprouts or something! Make shure not to eat it, it looks dangerous!


  8. Weird n cool plant
    Urban hounds

  9. Too dry here for those kinds of plants. But they look like they could snag a collar.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. Howdy Mates, no good asking our mum, plants never grow too big with us around ahahahahaha. Looks like a great place to hide and stay cool though. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  11. I hope jimmy and Wilson don't decide go get tangled in those plants. Especially when there's pasta sauce on it.

  12. Hi Y'all!

    All dogs and humans love pasta! Where's the sauce?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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