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May 30, 2018 1:14 PM CST
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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Wondering what this is. It is a low shrub (2 foot high) growing in moist soil in the shade of a large maple tree. Photo is looking down at it.
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May 30, 2018 1:20 PM CST
Name: Tara
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Hi! And Welcome! I'm thinking it could look like Pokeweed.
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May 30, 2018 2:00 PM CST
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I'm not sure but as Tara suggested, compare to Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)

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May 30, 2018 2:07 PM CST
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Not possible that Phytolacca americana already bloomed in Canada, or that the stem would be so woody and thin.

Reminds me of cherry laurel tree (Prunus caroliniana) but I don't think that's hardy so far north.
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May 30, 2018 2:31 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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You may be on the right track with Prunus species! How about Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) which apparently blooms in Canada in spring! A photo from our database for comparison:



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May 30, 2018 3:08 PM CST
Name: Tara
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Yeah, I think I agree. Hadn't thought about it being already"past bloom" so to speak. Good eyes! Whistling
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