View Full Version : Who knows about dendrology?

Phillip Allen
12-04-2005, 03:10 PM
I went shooting at the local range…had it to myself at about 35 degrees. It even snowed a little.

I noticed a hardwood sprout with blooms on it. I’ll try to describe them if someone will give me a hint as to what to look for…(I brought a sprig home)

12-04-2005, 04:20 PM
Color and type of flower? How many petals? leaves ? Could be Shad.

Phillip Allen
12-04-2005, 04:38 PM
I am holding a sprig and counting four petals alternating with four longish petals and what appears to be four anthers. They are yellow and somewhat waxy appearing as well. They sprout from the twig base and what appears to be the base of a leaf bud. There are several growing close together...

Oh yeah...they are pretty darn small. the base is probably 2mm and extreme spread of the longish petals is about 13mm and the four primary petals are about 5mm

[ 12-04-2005, 04:40 PM: Message edited by: Phillip Allen ]

Phillip Allen
12-04-2005, 05:06 PM
Nope...florettes, no visable pistol. The darn things are blooming in sub freezing weather fer gosh sakes!

I think I could email a scan if anyone's interested

Phillip Allen
12-04-2005, 05:45 PM
No pith, no multi sided stem

Phillip Allen
12-04-2005, 05:52 PM
I also noticed another sapling sized example of the thing...blooming like mad and maybe twelve feet tall

Phillip Allen
12-04-2005, 05:59 PM
Now it reminds me of someone's book of pressed faries...

12-05-2005, 07:53 AM
Witch hazel.

12-05-2005, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by Donn:
I think he's got it!Only reason I suggest this is that Witch hazel is an autumn blooming plant, with tiny yellow flowers.

12-05-2005, 09:02 AM

Phillip Allen
12-05-2005, 05:14 PM
Makes sense...what are its uses?