Please identify this forest plant

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  1. troglophile

    troglophile Active Member

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    Dear Friends
    This plant is about a meter tall and is blooming right now (end of February) on Vancouver Island. The flowers are greenish and trumpet shaped. Thank you.
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Daphne laureola.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Luckily many here seem now to develop a yellows condition and decline after a rather short life, although if these are serving as a base for infection and loss of other daphnes in nearby gardens maybe not so lucky.
     
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    Thank you, gentlemen, for the information. We will remove the plants.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    (Oh... +information: Daphe laureola is a beloved, protected, RARE, mediterranean relict plant in my area... (Hungary) So please send back home this "nasty invasive weed"!!! :)))
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It is odd for a Daphne to be invasive isn't it? They are usually considered to be picky and somewhat difficult to grow. I see D. laureola sprouting all around SE BC. They are hard to pull out too. I believe I read that it changes the soil where it grows and that this can have an inhibitory effect on native species. It is quite toxic as well. It does smell nice and has a nice evergreen form, but I would recommend Daphne odora to plant as an alternative--smells even better, not invasive, not hard to grow and easy to find.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It's a very rare and endangered native here too.
     
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    Unexpected proliferation and competitiveness not unusual among plants turning into pests in new environments.
     

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