Too much a botanist

"Stranded Tuber Rescued" cried the headline on the first page of the newspaper. I wondered, what species? How did it become stranded and what does that mean for a tuber? Why was it rescued; is it rare? Turns out the tuber was a man riding an innertube down a river. Aargh!

Posted on May 31, 2023 02:03 PM by sedgequeen sedgequeen

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Hilarious!!! Cute! Thanks for sharing! YOu made my morning.

Posted by twylabirdjean 9 months ago

Thanks for sharing, made me laugh!

Posted by mrodenborg 9 months ago

Hah!

Posted by buck_fievre 9 months ago

This is a little on the nose for me ;) I was looking at the iNaturalist map for Wapato (Sagittaria latifolia) yesterday - a Tuber - that will be totally underwater with plus 2 degrees. I am trying to assess what estuary-type plants are in need of saving in a sanctuary so we don’t lose them.

I’m waiting for the headline ‘Dead man’s foot found sticking out near local lilac bushes’
I’m probably one of the few who wouldn’t be clickbaited by that…

Posted by angelique_k 9 months ago

When worlds collide!

Posted by ksayce 9 months ago

:-)

Posted by sedgequeen 9 months ago

;)

Posted by twylabirdjean 9 months ago

I think I remember one where a fisherperson was "startled by a group of tubers." That gave me a laugh.

Posted by janetwright about 2 months ago

Was the fisherperson fishing in the roots of a Douglas fir ;) ? (see Tuber oregonense or Tuber gibbosum)

Posted by angelique_k about 2 months ago

No data. :-)

Posted by sedgequeen about 2 months ago

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