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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4 Responses to Mystery plant 089

  1. Evan says:

    buffalo nut, Pyrularia pubera

  2. Norman Smith says:

    Itea virginica (Virginia sweetspire)

  3. Dave Luning says:

    Itea Virginica

  4. Angelyn says:

    This is a plant which took me a long time to identify. It’s actually Buffalo nut (Pyrularia pubera). It’s a parasite and grows plentifully in the woods near me.

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