Looks like larch!

Great debate on the identity of Friday’s mystery plant! Several of you guessed larch, and this particular one is contorted larch (Larix kaempferi ‘Diane’), a cultivar of Japanese larch:

(As an FYI to a side discussion in the comments, tamarack is the common name for American larch, Larix laricina.)

And the eagle eye award to those of you who saw that YES! WE FINALLY HAVE A SEARCH FUNCTION on the blog! It’s still being tweaked so that the results pages will be a little more sophisticated, but it works. Now you don’t have to sort through hundreds of posts to find that one of Holly’s on pee bales. Or Jeff’s on drunken slugs.

4 thoughts on “Looks like larch!”

  1. I get good results from a search request, but when I try to click on a link on the results page, I get a request to submit a userid/password to access your sharepoint site, and a subsequent “You are not authorized to view this page” message.

  2. Ray, I let our tech person know about this problem – hopefully we can fix it quickly. Thanks for letting us know!

  3. Thanks for the info. 3 Things I learned: 1. Never argue with the family wisdom of an 80 year old-makes family dinners kinda ugly (Larch =Tamarack but not in my family lore). 2. After midnight is the best time to check for fallen leaves under your snow bound larch (the neighbor walking the dog is less likely to see you and make snarky comments about tomato plants being better off in your BACK yard this year and probably want to wait a month before putting them out). 3. Update your reference guides and keep all plant tags (technically 2 items here but whatever). Ok, where’s today’s puzzle? I’ve got my flashlight on hand…

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