Plant ID forum: Can you identify this plant?

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Bp25buck
Mar 21, 2014 12:24 PM CST
My 4 year old and I are starting a nature journal to identify the plants in our neighborhood. We're already stuck! Can you identify this plant?
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Mar 21, 2014 1:01 PM CST
For plant IDs, it's always helpful to add what part of the world you live in.
Name: Greene
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greene
Mar 21, 2014 3:40 PM CST
Also add the date of the photo, please.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2014 3:52 PM CST
Hi Bp25buck, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

I agree with the others that it would help narrow down what that shrub might be if we knew the part of the country/world where you live. Also if you can give any additional information about the plant, for instance the time of year it usually blooms, color and estimated size of the flowers and does it lose it's leaves in winter?

I think your neighborhood plant journal is a great idea and it's wonderful idea also to get your 4 year old interested in plants and flowers at such an early age! Again, Welcome!

Lin

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Bp25buck
Mar 21, 2014 4:01 PM CST
Thank you all for your kind suggestions. We live in southern New Jersey, and the picture was taken today. It looks like this most of the winter. I don't remember what it looks like when it blooms, but I'll ask my husband and get back to you all. Thanks again so much!
Name: Greene
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greene
Mar 21, 2014 4:55 PM CST
Sticking tongue out Confused (I'm not guessing yet, but if I were to guess I would say Azalea.)
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Mar 21, 2014 5:15 PM CST
That was my first thought too, Greene. But I really am not positive.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2014 5:38 PM CST
I tried to zoom in real close and it sort of reminded me of Camellia. Hopefully it will produce blooms in the near future and then we would certainly be able to identify it.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 21, 2014 6:19 PM CST
What about ink berry (Ilex glabra)?

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 21, 2014 6:38 PM CST

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That's what I think, too, it's one of the evergreen species of holly (Ilex), although it's hard to say which one.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 22, 2014 7:59 AM CST
stone & kentPfeiffer may be onto something. I don't know if Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria) grows in your area but it sure reminds me of one we used to have growing right by the walkway. I had hubby dig it out a year or so ago because it kept encroaching on the walking area.
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