Plant ID forum: Plant/Shrub with Blob of something on it

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Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 9, 2017 12:04 PM CST
Wondering what this is attached to the plant .
Also if you know what the plant is that would be good .



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Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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islander
Jun 9, 2017 7:21 PM CST
It's hard to tell from the pictures but I'm going to guess, variegated Weigela.
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Silversurfer
Jun 10, 2017 2:10 AM CST
Sorry ..need cleared images of the "blob" and the shrub leaves.
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 10, 2017 5:25 AM CST
It does look like the variegated Weigela as suggested by islander. I will try for some better photos of leaves. Having check plant what ever the blob was it was only on the one branch so just removed it with a section of the branch to be on the safe side.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 10, 2017 7:23 AM CST
Just a long shot but the blob didn't look like this did it?

https://www.google.ca/search?q...:
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 10, 2017 8:28 AM CST
Flatter and a lighter color but similar
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 10, 2017 8:35 AM CST
Did it have flowers? If so, what did they look like?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 10, 2017 8:53 AM CST
If the blob looked like the picture I showed above, I would expect the flowers to look like the picture in this link:

Cornus kousa
https://www.google.ca/search?q...:

If it did not, and it is this:


then the flowers would look more like this:


But if it's the variegated Weigela they would look like this:


If it didn't/doesn't flower I would guess it's more likely the middle one. Does this help any, Ed?


Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 10, 2017 9:08 AM CST
It may have had flowers a few weeks back. This was mixed in mostly hidden by a rose bush and a oak tree that started to grow there. I was basically cleaning up there and once I remove the beginning of the oak and some weed I found this plant.
Flowers may have looked like the last one , I took another maybe it will be easier to see


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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 10, 2017 9:45 AM CST
The leaves are a little smaller than I was expecting - do you know how to tell alternate from opposite leaves, or can you post a picture of a branch from the side?

Did you manage to get another picture of the blob, Ed? How was it attached to the plant?
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 10, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Well, it's pretty, whatever it is.
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 10, 2017 6:46 PM CST
Sue, no other photos of the blob. It did not look like a vine or stem just a mass that looked like a big blob of jelly on a branch possible a fruit that melted if this produces a fruit but only saw it in one place so as I said I removed the branch.
Do not understand about alternate leaves but will get a photo of the underside of a branch\leaf. Its dark now so tomorrow for the photo.
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islander
Jun 10, 2017 6:51 PM CST
The most recent photo shows a variegated Azalea.
He who plants a garden plants happiness.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jun 11, 2017 5:07 AM CST
If it's an azalea, did the blob look like any of these pictures?

https://www.google.ca/search?q...
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 11, 2017 5:51 AM CST
It looked similar to some of the photo. A few of the leaves around it had some black spots that was called leaf gall in some of the photos in the link you sent.
When I removed the blob I also removed the leaves with the black spots so no photos of them

So I guess my puzzle is solved the blob was leaf gall and the bush is a variegated Azalea
Thanks every one for you help.
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