Whatever this is, it has me bugged. I keep seeing it while I am walking through the woods on the Zimmerman trail in Mentor. I have been out looking for wild mushrooms, and every time I see one of these from a distance I get excited only to find out its yet some more of whatever these are.
I have looked through my books and I don’t see anything that looks like this (Of course they normally show full grown stuff, so no surprise there). I would really like to know what it is. It isn’t a tree coming up, the shoots are easily broken off, the inside of them have a texture that remind my of ginger, but it doesn’t have much of a smell. It is not a pine cone as someone else mentioned. I think it might be edible in some way as it seems like the deer are pawing at it to eat them.
So any idea’s on what this might be, please let me know in the comments!