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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jun 2, 2014 5:37 PM CST
Can anyone ID this deciduous shrub? Stems are green and leaves have some red veining. Judging from
stalks left from last year, it gets to be about 4-5 feet high.
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Thanks for your help!
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Jun 2, 2014 7:23 PM CST
Any flowers to show?
Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Jun 2, 2014 7:25 PM CST
Not yet. I first thought of amaranthus, but it doesn't fit the photos. Then I checked aralias, to no avail.
I'm stumped! Here is my zone 7 garden, it's just begun its growth and I suspect flowering will be mid- to
late summer.

Thanks.
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jmorth
Jun 2, 2014 8:52 PM CST
Maybe a ragweed? (Ambrosia)
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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Jun 3, 2014 5:18 AM CST
I'll take a twig to the local extension office and see if they can ID it for me. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 3, 2014 5:30 AM CST
Check out goldenrod.

Edit: After reading the post by Danita I had a close look at the older leaves and am retracting my suggestion of goldenrod.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Jun 3, 2014 7:40 AM CST
The older, larger leaves and dead stalks resemble a perennial Hibiscus. I'm having trouble thinking of which species might have that exact leaf shape, though...perhaps one of the interspecific hybrids. When it blooms it will be easy to tell if it's a Hibiscus or not.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 3, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Danita said:The older, larger leaves and dead stalks resemble a perennial Hibiscus.

Ditto.
Probably Hibiscus coccineus or closely related....

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plantladylin
Jun 3, 2014 12:31 PM CST
For leaf comparison:
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Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Jun 3, 2014 12:36 PM CST
This will give more of an idea of the variability of leaf form on Ambrosia artemisiifolia:
https://www.google.ca/search?q...
Name: greene
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greene
Jun 3, 2014 3:50 PM CST
@Hemophobic, are you able to post photos of several of the individual leaves so we can get a better look? That might help.
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jun 3, 2014 5:57 PM CST
I was at a garden center today and made sure to look at the different Hibiscus leaves. The leaves of the hybrid 'Fireball' looked very similar so I'm thinking your plant is an interspecific hybrid with Hibiscus coccineus in the bloodline. Hopefully it will show some buds soon. Smiling

'Fireball' leaves:
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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Jun 4, 2014 5:17 AM CST
Danita: That hibiscus `Fireball' looks a lot like it. I'll try to get a better photo later. Headed out of town today.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jun 10, 2014 5:02 PM CST
Here are better photos of the leaves:

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Thank You!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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