Could this be Lonicera japonica.

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  1. duffy

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    Unfortunately I came across this plant too late! There aren't any flowers to help with the ID. Only the leaves and fruit. I believe it to be L. japonica, but without the flowers it is difficult to ID to say the least. I seem to have lost my photographs!
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nope, this is a Hypericum. Do you have access to a local plant book to help?
     
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    Once more we meet again this morning Mr. Daniel, Thank you for your Id. It seems that I will have to go through many books to find a sp. Of Hypericum with similar foliage. Thank You again.
     
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    Thank you Mr. Daniel. I have a library of 3000 volumes, 70 odd of which are books on botany. However, even with so many books on botany I still need your UBC forums. When I really have a problem unsolved I send a cd to Kew Gardens, it takes a while but it is worth it. I get help from the botanical gardens of Naples and the B. Garden of the University of Cammerino. Unfortunately, there are serious workforce difficulties. Kew has, or had, a workforce of 750 persons. The Botanical garden of Naples has a workforce of 3 individuals to care for the gardens. So, they have very little time to spare to resolve any of my problem plants.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ah, good that you have a library. Well, we can certainly help point you in the right direction sometime! Also, thanks for the book recommendations--I'll see what I can do about getting one or more of those.
     
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    There is also a good crowd-sourcing group on Facebook, with 92+ thousand members, many from Europe, some from Italy:
    Plant Identification
     
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    I've added the books and FB page to our Plants Identification resource page, will fix up the book references later. Thanks, duffy and Andrey.
     
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