Plant ID forum: Help Identifying this Bush

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NoahG
Sep 29, 2015 9:30 PM CST
Hey!
I was wondering if anyone could help ID this bush I have been collecting to make arrow shafts. It grows almost exclusively along river beds, areas prone to flooding and in local wooded marshes. I live in the US on the East Coast (USDA Hardiness Zone 6 if that is useful to anyone). Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks,
Noah.
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 29, 2015 11:14 PM CST
Hi Noah. Welcome to ATP. From your habitat description and location this could be one of the Calycanthus from the look of the leaves. The wood wood has a distinct aroma.
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NoahG
Sep 30, 2015 12:04 PM CST
HamiltonSquare said:Hi Noah. Welcome to ATP. From your habitat description and location this could be one of the Calycanthus from the look of the leaves. The wood wood has a distinct aroma.


Thanks for the reply! I agree the leaves do look similar however this bush does not have a seed pod like Calycanthus does nor does it have a distinct aroma.

Thanks again for the help

If anyone has any further ideas I would love to know
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JRsbugs
Sep 30, 2015 2:01 PM CST
Welcome!

A more precise location might help.

Vaccinium corymbosum is given for wetland plants of Maryland ..

http://www.mde.state.md.us/assets/document/wetlandswaterways...

Vaccinium formosum looks close ...

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

Vaccinium corymbosum ..

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

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/detail.php?pid=517

NoahG
Oct 1, 2015 5:05 PM CST
JRsbugs said: Welcome!

A more precise location might help.

Vaccinium corymbosum is given for wetland plants of Maryland ..

http://www.mde.state.md.us/assets/document/wetlandswaterways...

Vaccinium formosum looks close ...

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

Vaccinium corymbosum ..

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

]http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/detail.php?pid=517


JRsbugs, this is a very helpful list, thanks! I believe it is within the genus Vaccinium, this will be useful in narrowing down the possibilities.

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