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May 1, 2018 2:02 AM CST
St. Louis mo
It was growing in a rich moist forest I'm just really curious what it is I've never seen one before
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May 1, 2018 8:16 AM CST

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I'm not totally sure, but it may be new shoots of Liquidambar styraciflua

Browse through the following link and there are some very similar photos of breaking buds.


https://www.google.com/search?...
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May 1, 2018 9:06 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Doesn't look like sweet gum to me...

Leaf formation typical of hickory.
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May 1, 2018 9:27 AM CST
Italy
stone said:Doesn't look like sweet gum to me...

Leaf formation typical of hickory.


I agree Carya ovata, imho


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May 1, 2018 4:15 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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That is one gorgeous bud, whatever it is. Smiling
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May 1, 2018 11:43 PM CST
St. Louis mo
Do you happen to know a scientific name for the photos you shared they look exactly the same
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May 2, 2018 8:33 AM CST
Italy
Kbaldwin0630 said:Do you happen to know a scientific name for the photos you shared they look exactly the same


Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)

Sorry, I'm not allowed to post any external links, but if you type "carya ovata opening buds" in google search bar, you'll find plenty of similar images, such as this one, found in

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May 2, 2018 12:06 PM CST

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I think you're right and my guess was incorrect.
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