Shrub ID please

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  1. johnnyjumpup

    johnnyjumpup Active Member

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    I hope someone will be able to identify the shrub these seed pods came from. They were collected within walking distance of Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver this fall.

    The seed pods are about 8 - 9 cm (3 inches or so) long and have flattish orange seeds.

    Thank you

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like some kind of Magnolia fruit. A shrub? Maybe a dwarf M. grandiflora?
     
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    Thank you, Eric,

    These seed pods were collected by a friend and she couldn't remember whether they came from a tree or a shrub, but thought a shrub. We both thank you for the quick ID. I've never seen a magnolia seedhead before. They are fascinating.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks quite like fruit of Oyama magnolia. This has been present in some Vancouver park plantings, QE Park for instance has had multiple prominently located specimens in the past.
     

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