George, Rowan County is beautiful. My husband was there last week. He is on an advisory board fo r Morehead State.
I know we have pawpaw trees, but I have been ill and cannot go out to see if we have any fruit this year. Hard freeze [27Â°] this morning.
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How good to see you here. I hope you have enjoyed this very strange Kentucky winter and haven't had to struggle through it.
Great photos. The horse farm looks like one on Georgetown Road, which goes from Frankfort to Georgetown. There's a lovely little horse boarding farm on that road, called Afton Farm, I can't remember the state road number right now. Anyway one of my college friends has a gathering there usually in October and it is a gorgeous place. I know, I need to stop by Bardstown on my way to or from.
I'd sure like to be seeing those Mayapples right about now.
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Hugs to you and Cheryl.
Yeah I really haven't been on here much since signing up. Still haunt DG on occasion. Too much information on there for me to fully let it go! Seems as though a lot of the "regulars" are gone now and over here so I will probably do more stuff on here.
Cheryl, just take a walk in the woods in late April through May and you should see them just like in my picture, except not quite that mass of them unless you're lucky!
When you are walking past a cliff overhang in spring, look up and you might be able to see the mayapple sort of hanging over the cliff. Seems to me they grew along cliff edges a lot. They do better when they have a little bit of shade. And they look a little like a schefflera (how in heck do you spell that word?) with their umbrella leaf pattern. The leaves are not as thick and glossy, though.
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I think I have seen them on a hike near Louisa a few years back. I am not able to get in the woods much anymore but they may be around here too. The ones I saw were in bloom but no friut that I recall. How do you fix them?
I've known kids who nibbled on them, Cajun, but they aren't good to eat. In fact, Native Americans used to use the roots as a laxative. The little fruits are about the only thing about the plants that are not toxic, and I guess they could be eaten in moderation, but it's not something I'd advise.
I've seen critters eat them, raccoons I remember, but it's not something that I'd eat. And they aren't very big, maybe about like a persimmon, maybe even smaller. The name 'apple' is deceiving.
Seems to me they used to make a liquid of the dried roots and use it to get rid of warts.
Acidic, I'd guess.
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