Plant ID forum: Rice-Paper Tree (Tetrapanax papyrifer)

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Name: Suzi Boyd
Belle Rose, Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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SuziB
Jan 13, 2012 11:08 AM CST
I have no idea what this is but its unique & attracts loads of bees & seems to spread very easy. As u can see it creates long stems with white pom-pom flowers.. the leaves are big finger like. It has a soft woody trunk and the roots are shallow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jan 13, 2012 12:56 PM CST
It's very similar to Fatsia japonica. Family Araliaceae. Similar to Tetrapanax papyrifer ..

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5336800

But most don't look quite like this! Some look similar, maybe the leaves vary, the flowers look to fit.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/61543/

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Araliaceae&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl...

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Jan 13, 2012 12:58 PM CST
Younger leaves do look correct..

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/268794/
Name: Suzi Boyd
Belle Rose, Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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SuziB
Jan 13, 2012 6:42 PM CST
THAT'S IT!!! A Rice Paper Tree!!!! Thank you so much for identifying this for me!! Cant wait to dig some up and bring them home. I'm going to plant near my citrus trees and avocado tree so the bees can help in pollination. Thanks again!!!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Jan 13, 2012 7:05 PM CST
Lol, I hope you have permission to dig some up.
Name: Suzi Boyd
Belle Rose, Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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SuziB
Jan 13, 2012 7:50 PM CST
yes ..family member just bought a house and its full of it on one side. Sticking tongue out

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