Plant ID forum: Florida bush with fringe need ID help please

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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Nov 29, 2017 10:35 AM CST
I snapped a photo of this lone bush on my walk this morning, it is either a young tree or a shrub, been flowering for a couple weeks now. In a wooded area full of native bird dropping trees. I thought maybe a fringe tree but doesn't quite look like the images I found.



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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Nov 29, 2017 10:44 AM CST
Looks a little like: Chionanthus virginicus
Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus)
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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Nov 29, 2017 10:57 AM CST
crawgarden said:Looks a little like: Chionanthus virginicus
Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus)


Well, I thought that also, however they bloom in the spring. Also these flowers haven't opened anymore than this for two weeks now, see the pink coloring at the base. Maybe they're going to open more but tree is blooming in the fall/winter, not spring. Confused
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Silversurfer
Nov 29, 2017 12:07 PM CST
It looks like Baccharis halimifolia....

Quote wiki...."Widely used common names include eastern baccharis, groundsel bush, sea myrtle, and saltbush, with consumption weed, cotton-seed tree, groundsel tree, menguiliƩ, and silverling also used more locally. In most of its range, where no other species of the genus occur, this plant is often simply called baccharis."

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These are not flowers but white seeds dispersing

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

This link shows the flowers..

http://www.floridanature.org/p...

Seeds developed ..see

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Nov 29, 2017 2:32 PM CST
Yes, Baccharis, very pretty. Smiling
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 29, 2017 2:42 PM CST
Looks like the native Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia) to me too.

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Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Bromeliad Tropicals
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sunkissed
Dec 3, 2017 6:28 AM CST
@Silversurfer thank you for such detailed info. Much appreciated.
@plantladylin - Lin, yes I now realize I see it often but from quite a distance, never so close up, your photo is beautiful.
Thanks to all of you for an ID. I'll marked as solved. I tip my hat to you.

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