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Plants and Trees

Post by nyker » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:34 pm

We see them every day, walking, hiking and driving past them.
There has to be some that make you stop and wonder and marvel.
I'll start with some cool saguaro specimens from Arizona.
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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by Scott P » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:11 am

Llareta plant, Cerro Cerani Peru.

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Hanging cactus vines, Celaque Honduras:

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I don't know what kind of plant this is, Mount Qua Qua Grenada (island):

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Giant fan palm, Flagstaff Hill, Tobago:

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I don't know what kind of plant this is, Cristoffelberg, Curacao:

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Not really a plant, but it sure looks like one, Cameron HIghlands Malaysia:

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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by MtnHub » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:58 pm

Very cool, guys!

Here are two plants I came across this past summer looping around Lumpy Ridge. The one little shrub was really cool, with psychedelic red stems. The stems and branches just seemed to glow! I've never been able to truly ID them, so if anyone knows what it is, I'd appreciate it.

The second is just common Mullein, but when I came across it, it somehow reminded me of saguaros. Yours are much nicer, Nyke!
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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by ECF55 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:48 pm

I really love the splash of color that the Western Paintbrush adds to the mountain landscape.
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No trees are more impressive to me than the Coast Redwood. If you have never been out that way, it's definitely worth a stop.
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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by Wentzl » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:06 pm

Bald Cypress in and around Caddo Lake, TX. Magical place I have been drawn back to several years in a row now.

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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by Nfreelen » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:42 am

One of my coolest finds was stumbling onto wild Venus fly traps in North Carolina.
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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by highpilgrim » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:08 pm

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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by Alpine Guy » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:28 pm

This very determined elm in my old Chicago suburb makes me think about the show "Life After People"
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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by Christian Nunes » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:05 pm

@ MtnHub- The shrub you have there is Mountain Ninebark (Physocarpus monogynus).
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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by shelly+ » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:23 pm

Christian Nunes wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:05 pm
@ MtnHub- The shrub you have there is Mountain Ninebark (Physocarpus monogynus).
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ah..... thank you!! i was hoping someone would name it..... i know that plant well but my mind was going blank to identify it.
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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by Conor » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:58 pm

Lobelia bequaertii
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Re: Plants and Trees

Post by MtnHub » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:00 pm

Christian Nunes wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:05 pm
@ MtnHub- The shrub you have there is Mountain Ninebark (Physocarpus monogynus).
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Christian, thanks for the ID!

And living in IA, I also love your American Gothic avatar!
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