Identification: A shrub for id, please.

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  1. Sundrop

    Sundrop Well-Known Member

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    What kind of shrub is this?
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like our native Holodiscus discolor.
     
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    Thank you Eric. So it is just going to bloom? It is why I couldn't recognize it, because everywhere else the blooms are already over.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't know. I thought it looked kind of odd, but I found some very similar ones in an image search. I am used to much fuller looking flowers even in early bloom.
     
  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Blooms aren't over on Vanc Island for some plants of this ... just starting.
     
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    Yes, the flowers look rather unusually skinny.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    They don't fluff out until they open.
     
  8. Doug Hatlelid

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    I'm pretty sure it's Aruncus dioicus (Goatsbeard, Goat's beard). It can look a lot like ocean spray (holodiscus discolor) when whizzing by on the highway or in a small picture, but quite different on closer inspection. See the picture on this site

    http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/genus/aruncus.aspx
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nope, it is definitely Holodiscus discolor (compare leaves). As for the statement "having bloomed everywhere else", it was in full bloom around Creston last week, and just past peak around Cranbrook. On Vanc Island on Tuesday, some plants were past peak, others were at peak.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Still in season down here also.
     
  11. Doug Hatlelid

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    Right you are, the leaves are creambush for sure.
     

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