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Found in southern california. What's this thorny tree?
Tall (2m+) flowers
Zone 9B, South FL
Some kind of weed, like clover but not quite
I can't find it on my app.
Not Clematis. It is Cercocarpus betuloides.
That looks like it! Solved :)
It's in the rose family, believe it or not!
Can definitely see the resemblance in the leaves
Cool comment! (people still say 'cool', right?)
I was unable to make that observation myself. I must have a lot of plants in the rose family that I have yet to become aware of.
Are there any interesting mid-western wild flowers/natives or ornamental plants that would help me learn to spot the resemblance you mentioned?
Here are some Mid-western rose-family plants: Prairie smoke, Geum triflorum has the same whiskery seed pods as the plants in this post. The Prairie rose is a rose species native to the Great Plains. Queen of the Prairie is related to Astilbes, and is native to the Plains.
awesome! I was completely unfamiliar with those species and excited to begin investigating them. :)
we also have this in AZ if anyone is curious.
Check out /r/Ceanothus if you like CA Natives.
Omg, thank you so much for this sub!! I'm in CA and love California natives, always looking to learn more, and about the different plants in different regions of the state.
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common name is mountain mahogany
It’s bizarre but beautiful.
Those vining 'tendrils' (likely not the correct botanical term) look absolutely electric, like ground to sky lightning. Wonderful picture, thank you for sharing with the community.
Those "tendrils" are actually attached to the seed and aid in dispersal.
I bet they latch on to wild animal butt hair. Seeds are little brillian machines. EDIT: or act like little sails!
I love how papaver seeds were once described to me as little computers that will lay dormant for hundreds of years until it's sensors detect the correct temperatures, light cycles and proper conditions. Perhaps it isn't completely accurate but it sure is a romantic idea.