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unknown plant near Seattle, WA

Posted by Jake_I none (My Page) on
Sun, May 25, 14 at 14:51

Anyone recognize this?
It was found near a riverbank; and has a large (2-3" dia) woody trunk with flaking bark and smooth, brittle 1"-dia. stems; twigs are soft, translucent green and square (with sharp edges) like the stems of a Stachys mint. Has terminal catkins.


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unknown plant near Seattle, WA

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This is a large shrub or small tree - about 5 - 10 feet tall. Has many of the characteristics of a willow but the soft translucent green-to-purplish colored twigs and brittle stems seem inconsistent with Salix spp.


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RE: unknown plant near Seattle, WA

Buddleja davidii, an invasive plant in many countries.

But the two leaves in the right upper corner are something else

The seedhead is Buddleja

Used to be a lovely garden plant some years ago...


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RE: unknown plant near Seattle, WA

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sun, May 25, 14 at 17:01

Jake, Class B noxious weed in WA


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RE: unknown plant near Seattle, WA

thank you!!
It is Buddleia davidii - listed as a class 2 noxious weed here in Washington State.


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