Plant ID forum: Native (I think) shrub in northern Michigan

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 19, 2016 5:28 PM CST
Anyone out there that knows what this might be? I believe it's native -- I've seen other ones on our property (14 acres, mostly white cedar swamp/forest). This one is growing along with tag alders and red-twig dogwood. The tiny green flowers turn into little red berries (or maybe they aren't true "berries," they look more or less like the berries on a barberry shrub, but smaller).

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
May 19, 2016 5:51 PM CST
Maybe one of the Lindera genus?
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 19, 2016 6:03 PM CST
I'd certainly love to find out that's what it is -- thanks, Leslie, at least I have a starting point for trying to figure it out now. Thumbs up
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
May 19, 2016 8:18 PM CST
You must know how big the shrub is........

Don't keep us in suspense! Smiling
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 19, 2016 8:44 PM CST
LOL, Rick -- it's shrub size! Well, maybe 4 feet tall max?
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