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Shrub with whorls of pink samaras

Posted by ging 7a (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 27, 13 at 21:58

Hello!
Looking for a little help with i.d.'ing a shrub or 'not yet a tree' (that's doubtful) that I was finally able to stop and get a sample. It's got a shape somewhat reminiscent of a Weigela (mounded, arching/drooping stems, and approximately 4' to 6' tall. Can't say what the flowers looked like as they were all gone by the time I got to it, but it certainly looks as if they were in whorls and in spikes or racemes. The samaras are a darker rosy color than the photo shows and the leaves a bit darker, richer green. Depending on how long the samaras have been present it may have had similarly colored flowers.
Leaves are alternate and can be upwards of 4" long and 3" wide with a matte surface. Will try to post a second time with the samara photo.
Picture isn't the greatest, but at least it gives you something to ask more questions about? :)
Appreciate any help and your time,
Ging


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RE: Shrub with whorls of pink samaras

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 27, 13 at 22:04

Knotweed (Fallopia, Polygonum etc.). An herbaceous perennial, with stems that die to the ground in fall.


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RE: Shrub with whorls of pink samaras

  • Posted by ging 7a (My Page) on
    Fri, Sep 27, 13 at 22:51

Thanks so much - I'm familiar with 'Lady's Thumb' but this was a new one on me.


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