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Vanessa Richins Myers

Mystery Monday - Name That Shrub!

By October 29, 2012

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Congrats to Darrel and Judy! Last week's palm tree was the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). Great job!

Your clues for this week:

  • This can be either a shrub or a small tree.
  • A common name might make you think of romance novels
  • Another common name comes from the fact that some think the leaves smell like peanut butter if crushed.
  • Isn't the bright pink and blue just stunning? It certainly made me stop. They aren't the flowers, though - those are white, and appear in fall. The fruits are the bright blue berries, and the pink parts are called tepals (a flower part that happens in some plants where you can't tell the difference between petals and sepals)

Good luck! Who will be the next winner of Mystery Monday, Shrub edition?

Image by NoŽl Zia Lee via Flickr


October 30, 2012 at 7:00 am
(1) Jomo says:

Clerodendrum trichotomum (harlequin glorybower)

October 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm
(2) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

Wow Absolutely stunning never seen anything like it. Wonder if those blueberries are edible. Bet birds love them!

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