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I don't know what it is. White flowering tree.

 
 
Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 04:49 pm
Walking through the swampy marsh of the Florida/Georgia border line ...
I saw deer, snakes, goldenrod, mallow, campsis radicans, the plumage like willow flowers of dog fennel, asters .... etc, you name it. Along with a few I have never seen until now.
The one I could get a picture of, tree like, is almost as tall as the maple it stood next to.
I've walked by it everyday. When I first saw a glimpse of it, I thought it was the wild clematis I've been looking for. With closer inspection, it obviously wasn't.
Curious about the flowers, I've been keeping an eye on it. I don't think the flowers ever fully open. o.O
Unless they're opening late at night like the wild primrose.
Does anyone have an idea of what they could possibly be?
Here's a few photos of the flora and foliage...
... A beautiful mystery.

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac203/DaisyPinkerton/deerflower005_zpsbdd6b27e.jpg

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac203/DaisyPinkerton/deerflower004_zps76fad5b7.jpg

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac203/DaisyPinkerton/deerflower003_zps8c591b27.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 04:58 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
I don't know, Daisy, but be as specific as you can with your tags.

This is not that I don't love your descriptions, I do. Why I read you.
Daisy Ryder
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 05:25 pm
@ossobuco,
I thought I was specific. What did I miss? I put,

Forums: Plants, Florida Trees, Fall Flowers, Flower Identification, Dendrology
My Tags: [X] Plants, [X] Gardening, [X] Flowers, [X] Botany, [X] Gardens, [X] Plant Identification, [X] Trees, [X] Dendrology, [X] Flower Identification, [X] Fall Flowers

... Really, I figured Plant Identification and Gardening was all it needed. I dunno why 'Gardening' didn't show up under the forum list.
What should I add? Any suggestion?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 05:28 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
What was its stem/trunk like? did it have bark? what was the bark like? colour? shaggy/smooth?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 06:12 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
I don't know, am dumb re Florida, at least somewhat, though I get some plants I see there.

On tags, I, an early tagger, regret some of my tags, too damned general. Before all that, gardens and pets, that was an earlier rendition when this site was just then expanding, but that was in a time of other constraints.

On gardening showing up on the forum list, I've no idea - but some of us are tired of generalities getting all the spaces. One general is fine with me, but not a bunch taking over the five choices that will show, that may attract interested people.

You were fine, Daisy.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 06:21 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
Yes. Put the subjects you want in there, five or more.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 06:23 pm
@Daisy Ryder,



















































































Oops, I see you did that. Well, hang in there.













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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2013 06:28 pm
@ossobuco,
uh oh, the dread white space is visiting. I need to shut old mac down for a rest.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 03:23 am
Hard to tell, but it looks a bit like Jasmine. Does it have a scent? Jasmine smells gorgeous.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Pakistan-Jasmin.jpg
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 03:28 am
@izzythepush,
I would also guess Jasmine .
Daisy Ryder
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 10:43 am
@Lordyaswas,
(Thank you Osso.)
Can't be jasmine. I have fences of jasmine. This isn't a vine and doesn't smell. Like I mentioned, I don't think the flowers ever open. The bark is grayish brown and smooth... That is from my recollection. I'll go take a picture of the entire plant and post as soon as possible.
Daisy Ryder
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 11:11 am
@Daisy Ryder,
... Okay, my camera was on the wrong setting. It's a long way out there. There's a blue hue to the photos so bare with me please. But, here are the photos of it actually growing ...

The tree bark.

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac203/DaisyPinkerton/Treebark_zpsa532fe42.jpg

Tree bark and flowers ...

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac203/DaisyPinkerton/TreebarkandFlowers_zps70bb0ad0.jpg

The whole tree ...

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac203/DaisyPinkerton/Tree1_zps6c444a69.jpg

The whole tree again ...

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac203/DaisyPinkerton/Tree2_zpsc43fefb8.jpg

Any more ideas?
Daisy Ryder
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 03:56 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
I figured it out.
Groundsel tree - Baccharis halimifolia L.
Thanks to FloridaNature.com and their extensive list of native trees.
I figure, I'll mark it's location with ribbon and dig one up in springĀ 
and add it to the white flower garden. I think it's very pretty and mysterious.
Thank you for your assistance in solving the mystery and putting a name to it. (;
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 04:12 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
In the UK groundsel is a weed. When I was a kid a read a story about elves using the flowers for shaving brushes.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Common_Groundsel-branching.jpg

As a gardener I don't dislike it that much, because unlike a lot of other weeds, it's very easy to pull up.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 04:36 pm
@Daisy Ryder,
Thanks for the photos and report - a new plant to me, quite pretty.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 23 Oct, 2013 09:36 pm
Nice identification!

I'm a big fan of Cicely Mary Barker and her flower faeries

she seems to have liked groundsel - not just one of the faeries, but a book with groundsel in the title

http://img2.etsystatic.com/014/0/7586293/il_570xN.431835802_2e4n.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61TDzIWLh%2BL._SX385_.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 24 Oct, 2013 12:53 am
@izzythepush,
My Nan used to put a sprig of groundsel in through the bars of her budgie cage when it was in season (not the budgie, the weed) and the budgie loved it. Nan learnt about it from a budgie breeder. Full of iron and such, apparently.
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