Sunday, March 28, 2010

Plant Quiz

Location - Southeastway Park, Indianapolis, IN, mesic woodland.
Growing with dog-tooth violets, harbinger-of-spring, spring beauties, and bloodroot in a Beech/Maple woods.

8 comments:

John said...

Looks like a Viburnum.

buffdunham said...

To me it looks like Viburnum lantana, ornamental shrub, wayfaring tree

Cdr said...

man, the suspense is killing me.....! looks like these folks are onto something...I've never seen Viburnum lantana as an escapee up here in Chicagoland, but other people have...

Scott Namestnik said...

I'd say it's got to be a Viburnum, with those opposite leaves and naked buds. Viburnum lantana is certainly a possibility, but the habitat doesn't seem right (the habitat seems too intact based on the provided description, but that's not to say that an ornamental couldn't find its way in). The only other thing I can think of, though, is Viburnum acerifolium. It starts out with unlobed leaves and the leaves are pubescent, but I'm not sure that they're that pubescent.

Janet Creamer said...

Hey, that is my place! Viburnum, but which one, I am not certain.

AlpinesML said...

Hi,
I would like to know the real name of this plant
wwww.mlarochelle.net/Vivaces/R/Ruta_INC-Pf_ML_0424_7_11x.jpg
which I call Ruta montana, but the problem is she is in flower in April in Montreal.
10-14in high,
pressed sample could be available

Scott Namestnik said...

Tough to say from the photo, but your plant is definitely in the family Apiaceae. Ruta montana is in the family Rutaceae. From your photo, I think your plant is either dill (Anethum graveolens) or fennel (Foeniculum vulgare).

AlpinesML said...

Good guess for the foliage
but the plant does not reach more than a foot!

Will try to get pressed sample