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Identify Flowering Shrub

Posted by hoseman 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 20, 14 at 15:08

This shrub was found blooming adjacent to a trail in Central Virgina. The shrub was in a colony. The leaves are opposite and lead me to believe it is a viburnum, but which species. The flower is solitary, central vein or midrib in leaf, and serrated edge on the leaf. I thought it might be an elderberry, they have flower clusters and its too early to bloom.
The area the shrub was colonizing is at the bottom of a ridge and would tend to be wetter than surrounding area.


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RE: Identify Flowering Shrub

Looks like Rhodotypos scandens, I don't know the english name for it


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RE: Identify Flowering Shrub

^5Huggorm (perhaps a descendant of Carl Linnaeus?)
I agree, it sure looks like Jetbead to me, AKA Rhodotypos scandens. An Asian introduction and now becoming weedy in our area.


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RE: Identify Flowering Shrub

Thanks, you got it!


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