Plant ID forum: Unknown East Texas understory tree

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 22, 2013 3:03 PM CST

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I've never seen it before. Any ideas?

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jul 22, 2013 4:48 PM CST
Could be Lindera benzoin ..

http://www.plantsystematics.org/imgs/meredith/r/Lauraceae_Li...

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/rare/lindera.htm

Not sure about the bark ..

http://woodyplants.wikidot.com/lindera-benzoin

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jul 22, 2013 7:17 PM CST
Carolina Buckthorn is a similar understory tree that grows in Cherokee County.

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=FRCA13

http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/bio406d/images/pics/rhm/Frangula_c...

http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/frca.html

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 22, 2013 7:25 PM CST

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Thank you both. I'll see if fruits appear on this one during the coming months. Thumbs up
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jul 23, 2013 6:50 PM CST
I swear it is shouting Magnolia sp. at me...

Any closeups of those buds?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 23, 2013 7:28 PM CST

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I took the photo at the house of a fellow master gardener and I don't get out to that part of the country very often. Next time I'm out there, though, I'll see what I can do. Thumbs up
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jul 23, 2013 8:59 PM CST
My Carolina Buckthorns have already stopped blooming and are forming the green berries. Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) foliage has a distinct fragrance...a bit spicy fragrance, hence the common name. If you tear a leaf, you'll smell it. The foliage has even been used as a spice at times. It's a host plant for a butterfly, the Spicebush Swallowtail. They bloom in spring.
One of my Carolina Buckthorn blooming:
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My Spicebush:
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 24, 2013 5:46 AM CST
I'm thinking tupelo.

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