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Apr 9, 2020 5:11 PM CST
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I've had this shrub in my garden for a while and always thought it was called Rhodotypos scandens which I think is in the rose family. But just noticed that all the flowers seem to have four petals, not five like rose family normally have. Have got its name wrong or can rose family have 4 petals sometimes. I do know Rhodotypos is unusual in rose family for having opposite buds.
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Apr 9, 2020 5:41 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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I think you are right to call it Rhodotypos scandens.
Apr 9, 2020 5:41 PM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
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Apr 10, 2020 5:29 PM CST
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Many thanks both of you
Apr 11, 2020 3:45 PM CST
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I grew one from seed and had it for many years. Recognized your pic immediately.

Good for you that you grow something off the "beaten path". Thumbs up
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