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I do believe this is some part of a tree, but I honestly don't know what this strange object is or what this does either, Please help !!

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7 Comments

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

The ashy color is typical of a dug up and dried rhizome. There are an great number of species: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symb.... Learned this : sasparilla is a smilax concoction.

JarréttTaylor
JarréttTaylor 9 years ago

It very well could be that
They are everywhere here. But my brother said he had found it out front by an old Oak tree and he said he didn't find it underground either

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Wow good link auntnance123 - very similar.

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

Looks like an old smilax tuber.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showima...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Not cocoon! It's definitely some part of a plant. Does it seem woody? Or stony? Can you scratch anything off of it? Do you remember where/how you found it? Maybe you could cut it open - that might help enormously for an ID.

JarréttTaylor
JarréttTaylor 9 years ago

I don't think it could be, it is very large and I have had this mysterious object for a few years now

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

Really interesting...could be a cocoon

JarréttTaylor
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JarréttTaylor

Georgetown, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 3, 2012
Submitted on Mar 4, 2012

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