Plant ID forum: Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum camphora)

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 17, 2011 5:54 PM CST
These photos were taken today in zone 8/9 north central Florida. I have no clue. This is growing under some trees.



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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Dec 18, 2011 1:31 AM CST
It looks like a Camphor tree.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 18, 2011 4:18 AM CST
That could be it and can easily be confirmed by crushing the leaves and smelling them. This is a Category I invasive plant in Florida and you would be wise to remove it.
A quote: 'Category I plants are invasive exotic species that displace or disrupt native plant communities, alter the ecology of the environment, or hybridize with native species.'
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JRsbugs
Dec 18, 2011 8:04 AM CST
Cinnamomum camphora looks good to me .. have you seen the berries?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamomum_camphora

A good description on floridata..

http://www.floridata.com/ref/c/cinn_cam.cfm
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 18, 2011 2:39 PM CST
Thanks all. I will have to crush the leaves & take some sniffs when next we are out there. I sure hope it isn't camphor because they are both so pretty. No idea of flowers or berries. Too late for flowers & berries also.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Dec 20, 2011 7:52 PM CST
It does indeed look like a juvenile form of Cinnamomum camphora: Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum camphora)
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Dec 21, 2011 1:13 PM CST
Confirmed today. One sniff is all it took. Just got home. it's camphor! This & the other one too. They'll go on the "have to go" list. The only 2 items on it.

I'll put them in the database later this evening if I get time. It's birthday day here so I may be busy till tomorrow.
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