Author Topic: Help with ID, please.  (Read 1662 times)


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Help with ID, please.
« on: July 18, 2012, 06:20 PM »
I noticed this shrub growing in a friend's back yard. Just after I got a good look at the base, he commented, "I'm not sure I want to keep this one."

The next sound was Steve's urban-yamadori radar going off loudly!  ;)

I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I don't know the name of this species. It's not common around here, altho I have seen it once or twice before. And it obviously tolerates our winters, at least in the ground.

Can anyone give me the name? Scientific if possible, but a common name will do. Thanks!


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Re: Help with ID, please.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 11:28 PM »
At first glance I'm suspecting it to be some sort of willow.  The "fruit" may be willow galls. 

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Re: Help with ID, please.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 11:23 PM »
I've seen it before.  Forgot the name.  I think it's poisonous..... Let me look for it.


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Re: Help with ID, please.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 11:48 AM »
It's either Rhamnus frangula 'Aspleniifolia or Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams' FINE LINE