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Plant ID Please

Posted by bluegoat Zone 3b (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 24, 13 at 15:40

I took a small branch of this bush and thought that I would identify it. But I am having trouble. Can anyone help?

There are two or three small seeds inside.


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RE: Plant ID Please

Looks like a mountain ash to my amateur eyes.


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RE: Plant ID Please

Leaves don't look right for mountain ash. Maybe red elder?


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  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 24, 13 at 20:41

I would agree with red elder


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RE: Plant ID Please

Don,

Thank you. I think you're right. I cut the stem and it's not woody. The leaves are opposite. The fruit looks about the same.

It is growing in the Bow River valley in Calgary and would appear to be a native plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sambucus racemosa


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