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North East USA
PlantlyChallenged
May 25, 2020 8:33 AM CST
Sorry for the poor picture quality. I hope it is sufficient. Thanks for any help!

I take my 91 year old mother for a walk around the yard every day and enjoy challenging her to identify the plants. There are a few neither of us can ID. Thank you for this great resource to help us out!
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Name: John
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ViburnumValley
May 25, 2020 8:49 AM CST
Looks a lot like an evergreen Azalea form - with a lot of Poison Ivy in that second picture!
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skopjecollection
May 25, 2020 8:51 AM CST
A vine, a shrub or a tree?
North East USA
PlantlyChallenged
May 25, 2020 9:12 AM CST
skopjecollection said:A vine, a shrub or a tree?


It's a shrub.

I would say some kind of Azalea is a good bet because we have many Azaleas in the yard. But this one looks significantly different from the others. The flowers are much larger and they have kind of a matte finish "crepe paper" texture look.

I looked at pictures of Evergreen Azaleas and it might be right, but the flower petals don't seem to have the same distinctive shape as in the pictures.

EDIT: After looking at more pictures of Evergreen Azaleas, and taking another look at the plant, I'm going to give a DING DING DING to that. Some of the pictures look pretty darn close.

As to the Poison Ivy is that what that is? I thought it might be. I have seen it in that area and wondered if it was. Fortunately it's in a place no one would touch. When I get a chance, I'll get it out of there...

Thank you all for the help! I have a few more to ask about but I will have to let my membership ripen before I'll be allowed to post them.

Thanks again!
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plantladylin
May 25, 2020 10:11 AM CST
I agree, the shrub with the red flowers is a variety of Azalea/ Rhododendrons (Rhododendron) and there is also Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) growing in with that Azalea!
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