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Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by traveling plants, Jul 20, 2021.
Can anyone identify this tree?
What and where is “tea swamp park”
One assumes that this might be it:
The name is a reminder of the Labrador tea plants that once flourished in the area. '
Labrador Tea | Rhododendron groenlandicum
As for the plant in question...
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Is it this tree?
Vancouver, British Columbia - Google Maps
Seeing those white flowers changes my answer. Now I think maybe Styrax obassia.
If you go to Google Maps and put it Tea Swamp Park, it will tell you exactly (or at least it tells me, though I already know it, but maybe it doesn't work as well from outside of Vancouver), and you can see the plants in the park on street view. It's usually posted every year in the VCBF forums for its early-blooming 'Whitcomb' cherries.
In forum postings:
Appreciation: - Rhododendron groenlandicum | UBC Botanical Garden Forums
May 2018 in the garden, featured in November 2018 in the Garden - UBC Botanical Garden.
you are correct in the location but I do not agree on the name. The tree leaves do not match the photo upload
Sorry the leaves do not match
My cherry comment was only about the park, not about the tree in your posting. What I have quoted here, which seems to have got lost among all these other postings, is my query in posting #4 about the tree in question, and if it's that tree shown in my link, I have suggested Styrax obassia.
thank you....that's what I thought!