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Please help with ID

Posted by chadec N.C.7b (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 16, 13 at 16:26

Hi all, I usually post on the palms forum. But came across this plant at the zoo today and really would like to know what it is. Noy even sure if I am on the right forum. But any help is appreciated. These plants were growing into tres like plants up to 10'.


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Another photo.


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Try posting on the Name that plant forum. I don't think it is a rose.
But ouch!!

edit:

try this:
Flying Dragon’ hardy orange or bitter orange (Poncirus trifoliata).

Here is a link that might be useful: Flying Dragon

This post was edited by lola-lemon on Sat, Mar 16, 13 at 18:43


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This is why I love this forum and the Antique Rose forum! Even when people ask questions that turn out not to be about roses, some knowledgeable person will answer with helpful information.

I agree it is not a rose, and it certainly looks like some of the pictures of contorted quince I found when I googled that.

Jackie


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Jackie- I rethought that quince guess once I zoomed in the picture and saw they were more than likely thorns.

I recalled a recent post here on the Roses Forum requesting advice for planting a rose strategically to keep some one from stealing an air conditioner. One individual had recommended this Flying Dragon specimen as an alternative to a rose.

anyway... I thought about that and I looked that Flying Dragon up more and I am pretty sure this tree is that plant. though it looks like a smaller quince.


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Looks like smilax or chainey briar (what some people in the S.C. call it)


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Thanks for your suggestions. I did see a sign for hardy orange, but it was not near this plant. It was actually closer to some quince. Ill do some research now. It was kinda hard to do a image search on my phone. And yes those are very sharp thorns. As bad as some of the terminal spines on my agaves.


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