Plant ID forum: Anyone recognize this one?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2014 10:37 AM CST
Photos taken mid May, along a trail in the woods of the North Georgia mountains near Blue Ridge. Not the clearest pictures but I hope someone recognizes the plant and can give me an ID. My first thought was maybe Spirea of some sort, then I thought maybe Summersweet Clethera/Sweet Pepperbush (Clethera alnifolia) but after looking at lots of pictures (to my old eyes) it doesn't appear to be either of those.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 7, 2014 10:42 AM CST
Astilbe or Goat's Beard perhaps?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2014 10:56 AM CST
Thanks so much Jennifer! It sure looks like Astilbe! Thank You!
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 7, 2014 11:02 AM CST
I got my hands on a plant that I thought was Astilbe from neglected yard last year. It turned out to be Aruncus (Goat's Beard). I don't know exactly how to tell the difference
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2014 11:14 AM CST
Ooops ... well, not that I've looked at lots of photos of Aruncus I'm not sure which it is. I'll have to do some more research but I do thank you for putting me on the right track!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2014 11:23 AM CST
I am leaning towards Aruncus dioicus which is a native, they were growing throughout a forested area in the north Georgia mountains.

http://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Aruncus%20dioicus
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Celene
Nov 7, 2014 11:33 AM CST
It looks like Aruncus to me.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2014 11:38 AM CST
Thanks Celene! After doing more research, I'm pretty certain it's Aruncus dioicus.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 7, 2014 11:49 AM CST
Hurray!

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