Author Topic: Where's the Plant I.D. Team?  (Read 2677 times)

Offline Gigi

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Where's the Plant I.D. Team?
« on: April 15, 2010, 07:29:50 AM »
I've noticed this for several years and have never caught it flowering - well, it's flowering now but the flowers are very unimportant looking.

It is firmly rooted in the crotch of our crabapple, has two long main twigs (they are twigs, not soft green stems) and along each length, alternate, small woody stems produce several leaves. Under each leaf is the flower.  Petals seem non-existent, but stamens are prominent.  I can count 5 tiny petals and they seem to be white.  Leaves are no larger than .5 - .75 inch across.

Obviously a bird did it's duty here and spread some sort of seed that has flourished in this spot for several years.  This thing seems distinctive, I just can't place it and I haven't spotted it in my books.

I'm ready for the crack wtm plant id swat team!

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Offline Gigi

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Re: Where's the Plant I.D. Team?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 07:34:14 AM »
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Offline Gigi

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Re: Where's the Plant I.D. Team?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 07:37:21 AM »
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Offline SarahLaRae

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Re: Where's the Plant I.D. Team?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 11:06:27 AM »
Does it ever get any berries on it?  It kind of reminds me a little of a goose berry leaf.  Sorry, not much help here. :)

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Re: Where's the Plant I.D. Team?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 11:57:47 AM »
Agree with Sarah, looks like round-leaved gooseberry.

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