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Mystery Monday - Name That Shrub!

By February 18, 2013

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Mystery Monday 021813 Shrub

Happy Presidents' Day and welcome to Mystery Monday! We had several winners for last week's tree, which was indeed the powder-puff tree or putat (Barringtonia racemosa). Congrats to Jomo, Anand, Karen and RB Bhat.

Your clues for this week:

  • This shrub is part of the Symplocaceae family.
  • The common name features a beautiful gem that I have in my wedding ring.
  • It is native to eastern Asia.

Good luck!


February 19, 2013 at 2:24 am
(1) Jomo says:

Symplocos paniculata
Sapphireberry, Asiatic Sweetleaf .

February 19, 2013 at 11:51 pm
(2) Anand Dogra says:

Looks like Symplocos paniculata, sapphire berry.

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