Saturday, May 12, 2012

What is this Plant?


I was walking at the edge of the woods looking at the various plants that are maturing when I came across what I believe to be two more mulberry trees- just babies.  I'm pretty excited about that.

The next plant was just a start as well.  It has shiny leaves and a cluster of  flowers in the middle of each bunch of leaves.  
It almost looks like a bay leaf.


The back is very ridged.


Any ideas?  We will be clearing the brush out but want to keep anything important. 

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Poison Oak? Just kidding. Lol. I don't know what it is, but you might be able to identify it at the Arbor Day site. They have a tree finder app that works pretty well. :)

Beth said...

I have a decorative bush in my yard (I call it bush because it's not quite tree like, and not really shrubby either.) The leaves and little white flower clusters look the same. If that's the same thing as mine it, it's not a mulberry tree, but is a very pretty plant that will grow. We got ours from somewhere when it was in a 6 inch pot, and the plant was small. 3 years later, it's taller than me and about 5 ft around. =) We like it because here in South Carolina, it blossoms those pretty white flowers from fall on and off until spring, if we have a mildish winter (which we usually do.)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

HA HA! No. I might try that site. I also emailed a photo to our university (of Missouri) state extension office. They have an Ask the Expert link. They will reply in a couple of days.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Oh yes, this is not the mulberry. I found those separately but they are really small ones. I'll be interested in finding out. I sent a photo to our University of MO extension office.

Hanneke said...

I have no idea what the common name in your part of the world is, but it lookes a bit like Prunus serotina.
You can check this very easely, the bruised leaves should smell like rhubarb.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thanks, I'll check that out.

Candy C. said...

Let us know what you find out! :)

LindaG said...

I agree. Look forward to seeing what it is. :o)