Plant ID forum: Plant ID Please

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Snohomish, Washington (Zone 8b)
Rams218
Apr 15, 2017 6:10 PM CST
Hey everyone. Any plants are these? they seems like some sort of a berry to me.
Im in the Seattle, Washington area.

#1 - These are SALMONBERRIES!
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Could these be Goji berries?
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Apr 15, 2017 6:26 PM CST
Can't see it clearly, but it looks like some kind of Hibiscus. It would help to know what part of the world it's growing.
Snohomish, Washington (Zone 8b)
Rams218
Apr 15, 2017 7:12 PM CST
ctcarol said:Can't see it clearly, but it looks like some kind of Hibiscus. It would help to know what part of the world it's growing.


Oh sorry! I am in the Seattle, Washington area.
I uploaded better pics
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Apr 16, 2017 2:46 AM CST
1. Looks like Rubus spectabilis. Common name Salmon berry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dend...

2. Looks like Oemleria cerasiformis. Common name Osoberry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

http://www.nwplants.com/images...

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 16, 2017 6:52 AM CST
I agree, #1 looks like Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)

#2 does look more like: Indian Plum (Oemleria cerasiformis) than Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)
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Snohomish, Washington (Zone 8b)
Rams218
Apr 16, 2017 8:14 PM CST
Thank you! Ive never heard of osoberry before, but it definitely looks like it.
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Apr 17, 2017 3:26 AM CST
We used to grow both these shrubs.
The Oemleria cerasiformis has either female flowers OR Male.
To get the fab berries you need at least one of each to tango.
2 looks stupid ..looks like a row.....so plant a group of 3 ......2 x female and 1 x male.

This is a male flower...note stamens.

http://science.halleyhosting.c...

This is a female flower...

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Bonehead
Apr 17, 2017 8:47 AM CST
I agree with both IDs, and both shrubs are native in the Pacific NW. They will gradually spread themselves by suckering. You can also increase them using live stakes (snip off a 3-4' whip, dip into rooting compound, stick in the dirt). Indian plum is one of my first natives to bloom, with salmonberry soon following. Both are much appreciated by birds (both for the fruit and cover), and are also edible to humans although the salmonberry is rather insipid and the Indian plum is bitter.
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