Drive by sighting, what is it?

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Elmore, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    This is your chance Jimmy ...and the rest of you, also. I was in a metropolitan area on 5-27-05 and drove by this. Needless to say I had to go back and take a better look and get some photos. This tree/shrub is about 8'x15' and I need to get me some. Unfortunately they are not usually found in your local garden center or nursery. Any ideas? What is it?
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I'll tell you what it is: it's too far away to see relevant details.
     
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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Ha ha ha...you crack me up Ron.
    I'll try to get some more detailed images up here, soon.
     
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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Okay... here are a couple taken a little closer
     

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    fourd Active Member 10 Years

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    I was with Ron when I saw the first pictures ... I guess Elderberry but I really can't get a good take on the leaves...
     
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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    hmm...what were you guys doing...besides looking at pictures?
    Elderberry ...not.
    This plant should eventually put on a tree form, 30' to 40' tall and wide.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Cornus walteri. I should note that I didn't "know" the plant, other than recognizing a similarity to other dogwoods I've seen, in particular the way the leaf blade is not flat and the venation.
     
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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Correct. Daniel, your too good...I didn't know employees and family members of such could participate in this. heh heh heh
     
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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here are the final three photos that I made of this beautiful plant. This tree, located on the UAH campus, is subject to be eliminated due to a planned project. I hope to be able to propagate it before it's demise.
     

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