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Sep 8, 2015 12:31 PM CST
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Anyone know name of attached?
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Sep 8, 2015 12:35 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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In what part of the world was this photo taken?
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Sep 8, 2015 12:41 PM CST
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Michigan...
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Sep 8, 2015 12:44 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi BeKind, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

My first thought was it reminded me of Hops
Hops (Humulus lupulus 'Hallertauer')
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
but the leaves aren't right for that.

I have no idea what that interesting plant is but I'm pretty sure one of our members would be able to narrow it down if as Dave suggested you could tell us where it's growing ... city, state or country and if it's a current photo or what time of year the photo was taken.
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Sep 8, 2015 1:00 PM CST
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Plant found at a nature preserve. Taken late June.
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Sep 8, 2015 1:52 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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The "flower balls" are one of the many galls on willows, and induced by an insect: a gall midge, most likely. Of course, they are not real flowers at all; they are the willow's growth reaction to the bug infections. I you were to look at them now (months later), they would probably be dried up, and depending on the type, look like a wooden flower bud or open flower. Nice additions for a dried flower arrangement.
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Sep 8, 2015 2:00 PM CST
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Thank you so very much. Thank You!
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Sep 8, 2015 2:23 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Is that a Willow? and if so what kind? I have never seen a willow with such wide leaves and would love to know which one it is. Smiling
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Sep 8, 2015 2:52 PM CST
Name: Kim
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No wonder I could not find it when going through white flowers of Michigan! The only galls I have around here are the hackberry type. Rather boring.
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Sep 8, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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A gall midge (Rhabdophaga strobiloides) is responsible for the willow bud going haywire and developing abnormally.


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Sep 8, 2015 3:07 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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Thank you, I have seen galls on different trees and that one is really neat, but I still don't know which willow that is. Smiling
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Sep 8, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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For comparison, Salix cordata with the galls: http://www.google.com/search?q...
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Sep 8, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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Thank you, Salix cordata does look close to the one in the picture. Smiling
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Sep 8, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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There's too many to say which salix it is for sure.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/...

There's 34 species listed for Michigan.

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Sep 8, 2015 6:49 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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There are many, many willows with wide leaves. I just went out in the yard and took these pics:
Salix cinerarea and S. cinerarea 'Variegata'
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Salix chaenomeloides
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Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys' and S. schraderiana
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Although those (above) are Eurasian willows, there are many American ones with wide leaves, too.
Salix candida
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I guess I don't have a pic of Salix repens foliage
Salix repens 'Iona Form'
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I've never had any galls on my willows, but they are common in the wild here.
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Sep 8, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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I guess willows with wide leaves don't grow in my area, that is why I was surprised. Smiling
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