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Old January 25, 2008   #31
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bcday, mate no white sapwhen removingleaves forcooking but will snap off a plant halfeway down and see what transpires??..
Raymondo, mate checked out so many chicory varieties that i dont think it is chicory...
Larry i thought we may have struck gold there for a wee while , but after close sussing i think the closoest match was the wild aguru which i think is more a rocket plant variety than the one in my photos..
even did a google search but no luck and am more persistant in my search now!!..
Thanks gang and appreciate all the help ...
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PS will take a closeup of the leaves and ulpoad see if it makes a differernce..
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Old January 26, 2008   #32
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Okay here's a closer viewe of the leaves and the stem of the plant..pardon the handshake if Piccies didnt come out too clear but was i a bit of a hurry to take Pics n go shosping ...
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Old January 26, 2008   #33
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I'm still going for a chicorium cultivar. certainly if I see the red coloured stripes on the main vein.Cichorium has some red cultivars, for instance a few Italian 'radicchio' cultivars.The upper leaf has a very peculiar shape though, but maybe this is the result of a particular selection throughout the years. The flowering will tell a lot more,
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Old February 25, 2008   #34
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This kept intruiging me, so I did some other searches, and I believe it could be this one:
http://database.prota.org/PROTAhtml/...cifolia_En.htm
lactuca is the lettuce family, taraxacifolia means there is a ressemblance between this lettuce relative and taraxacum, and that is the latin name for dandelion,
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I've been thinking lettuce too, just not sure which variety.
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Old February 27, 2008   #36
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Sure is a bit of a resemblence so far..Actually closest ive see to date..
Ran into an old mate who did grow them once upon a long time ago and he reckons they are an Asian plant. But i think thats inly due to his neighbour that gave him the seeds to start off with being an Asian lol..
Anyhows i got a bit of a fright because the top most leaves started going all thin and dwindly looking thinking it was due to all the rain weve been getting but!!!twas due to the plants starting to "SEED" ...
What ive been waiting for and hope the process dont take too long cause i need the space for this winter Tomato plantout8) ...
Cheers and thanks for all the help ey...
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Wow, Frank, it does look a lot like that! I'm loving this mystery and following along, though I'm sorry I have nothing to add. Keep us informed on the seeds, Volvo!!

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Will do for sure epiphanista, maybe good idea if you drop me a PM with your addy so soon as i have dry seed i'll post it off...
You know even though they do resemble the wild lettuce or taraxacifolia there's still a fair difference between the two far as the pics ive shown and what ive managed to scramble through doing google searches re the wild lettuce..
"Let the mystery roll on" lol..
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