crows foot ?

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  1. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    anyone have it in there area?
    crows foot makes a beautiful wreath when wound around a metal frame with some holly berries added
    crows foot was always a part of our decorations for Christmas. where we hunted there was an area about 500' x 500' and another area about 50' x 100'
    it was so thick and soft it was like walking on cotton .
    in 1987 dad was picking some to bring home. he never made it, when we found him, he had a piece of crows foot clenched in his fist. he had died there.
    the following year i went to the same place to gather some. there was not a single piece to be found
    to this day i visit that same place where it was so plentiful and there is still none

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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have never seen any of it, for that matter, I don't think that I have even heard of it.
  3. time2shoot

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    no we don't have it around here.
    I now see why you have your tradition with the wild flowers.

    I have one I do every year also. just a way to say thanks Dad, for all you did for me.

    I hope you can find some. and I hope It comes back for you.
    Makes me think of the story,Where the red fern grows.
  4. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    from a kid that is all we decorated with, nature. all the different pines, wild ferns, holly, crows foot, miseltoe, bittersweet,cat tails and different grasses.
    nature paints a beautiful picture. all one has to do is look to enjoy
  5. time2shoot

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    I agree.
    I go out taking pics with the wife all the time.
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    It's called Running Cedar here in VA. Makes a pretty wreath but is protected and has been for several years.
  7. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    i knew of the other name, but i did not know it was protected.
    thanks for the info
  8. Big Chevy

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    +1
  9. geds

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    we call it creeping juniper here. In my last house I planted a hillside with it as a ground cover. It is a common landscaping shrub here and fairly inexpensive.
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