I thought I asked this before but I can’t remember and searching didn’t have anything pop up, please feel free to delete or redirect me if possible :)
We recently had some heart leaf groundcherries get planted by birds in the yard of our appartment complex, and the landlord has people come by to mow the yard every now and then, so after we took pictures of the plants in their original locations (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/132161369), we pulled them up to put them in pots instead so that they wouldn’t get mowed down.
(After pulling them up, I realized they’d already been mowed down several times and were regrowing, since the aborted stems with the scars from being cut were still attached).
I’ve been assuming that the moment I move them into a pot they’re now considered captive, but I wanted to make sure, in case I was doing it wrong. The pots are still in the same general area, maybe 50 ft from where the plants were originally growing, since that’s on a hill and there’s nowhere to put the pots.
I think I asked a similar question before, because a bird (I assume, idk what else eats them) planted some yellow pasionflower seeds in one of the plant pots we had on the deck, and I wasn’t sure if I’d have to mark them captive if I moved the pot at all. (obviously, if we moved away and brought the pot with us to somewhere completely different, then they’d be marked captive for sure).
Some of the stems of the plants are still in the ground and regrowing, so while those are still there, could I also take pictures of the ones that are now in pots and mark them with the same location? Heart leaf groundcherry only has 24 observations total (none that are casual because they’re missing photos or data or anything like that), so I thought I’d better ask.
If it matters, the wikipedia does say these plants are annuals, so either way, the new observations would only be for the rest of this year, and then if we collect any seeds and grow our own, those would obviously be marked captive.
Thank you for reading :)
Update: looks like the most agreed answer is that they should be marked captive, so they are! Ty :)
(And yes, I do indeed plan to make more observations for them, to keep track of their rate of flowering and fruiting, and to see when they die back for the winter. I prefer to keep track of plants in my area rather than just making one observation and then never again, since that doesn’t let me track them through the seasons to learn when they do what.)
They should all show up under this link since I gave them all the same tag: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=heartleafgroundcherrypotted2022&search_on=tags&verifiable=any
Please note that one of them was put in a bucket with yellow passionflower seedings - those seedlings are wild, a bird pooped them out right in the container, we haven’t done anything with them except for when I removed the invasive nettle thing whose name I just forgot. They don’t get any water except for the rain, and I don’t bother fertilizing my plants in the first place.