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Two flowers/shrubs from Shenandoah National Park


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Detail.  July flower.  

 

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Shrub, flowering in early July, also Shenandoah National Park, northern Virginia.

 

Spent some time on Google and couldn't find them   Bottom looks like a Viburnum but  the leaves are opposite each other, which doesn't match Nannyberry.   More searching seems to have the second one as Sambucus canadensis, the black elderberry. 

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Sambucus canadensis is certainly listed in the National Parks database for Shenandoah so you could well be right on #2.

#1 I can't help with though something about it looks familiar.  It may come to me later.

 

Later:  I thought the flowers looked familiar.  It's a milkweed, Asclepias sp.  A. exaltata looks like it might fit the bill and that's also listed at Shenandoah.

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3 hours ago, John Richmond said:

Sambucus canadensis is certainly listed in the National Parks database for Shenandoah so you could well be right on #2.

#1 I can't help with though something about it looks familiar.  It may come to me later.

 

Later:  I thought the flowers looked familiar.  It's a milkweed, Asclepias sp.  A. exaltata looks like it might fit the bill and that's also listed at Shenandoah.


Thanks ever so.   I have a less well focused picture of more of the plant and it's looks like you're right.  I'm more familiar with some other milkweeds, which tend to have colored flowers.

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