Mystery plant 090

This non-native vine thrives in the eastern portion of North America.  When you can identify it, leave a comment below with the common name and scientific name.  Also, please share any personal story you may have about this plant.

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Flower buds

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Buds and opening flowers

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Leaves and immature fruits

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Underside of leaves; stems

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Maturing fruits

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Cluster of fruits

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Fruiting plants during late fall season

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Asiatic bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

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Mystery plant 089

This somewhat shrub-like native plant grows in the southeastern region of the U.S.  When you can identify it, leave a comment with its common name and scientific name.  And share any personal story you may have about the plant.

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Branch, leaf bud and leaf scars during winter season

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Flower buds

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Flowers and flower buds

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Flower stalk near end of blooming season, leaves

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Leaves, leaf arrangement

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Plant

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Branch and leaf stalks during fall season

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Buffalo nut (Pyrularia pubera)

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Mystery plant 088

This naturalized plant grows throughout North America. When you can identify it, leave a comment with its common and scientific names, along with any personal story you may have about the plant.

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Plant in spring

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Stem

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Flower bud

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Ray flowers opening

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Ray and disk flowers in flower head

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Group of blooming plants

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Dying flower heads

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).

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