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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest Native Plants' started by Sundrop, Jun 26, 2012.
What kind of shrub is this?
Looks like our native Holodiscus discolor.
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.
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.
Blooms aren't over on Vanc Island for some plants of this ... just starting.
Yes, the flowers look rather unusually skinny.
They don't fluff out until they open.
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
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.
Still in season down here also.
Right you are, the leaves are creambush for sure.