Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Theodore, Mar 19, 2017.
Nope. It's a South eastern native.
This stuff is blooming in my area right now. If no one knows it I'm pretty sure I can crack it with a little detective work. It reminds me of an azalea bush with its woody stems. But it has a floral arrangement similar to what my grandmother called a hurricane lilly. I checked my reference guide and it didn't appear to have one in bloom in it, but likely has the leaves somewhere. I'm going to stop and check a patch of them out on a local roadside.
The leaves fully develope after the flowers drop. You've been the closest on it, so I'll give it to you. Wild Azalea;
Oh, right on. I found that patch in my area. It looked even more azalea-like when I got up on it. I took a small branch with some leaves home. But I could not find it in my reference guide. Maybe that's a hint that I need a newer/more comprehensive field guide. I'll likely get one up at the earliest tomorrow. Thanks man!
Here we go fellas. This one has a wide range. It's an herbaceous flowering plant and I've read that Native Americans had multiple medicinal uses for it.
Up for a look
Let’s bring this thread back.
Both pics contain the same two species just wanted to get a better shot of the leaves on the shrub. I’m sure @Kaw-liga has these under wraps
No sir. Is yours a wax Myrtle?
Nope, one of them is often confused with wax myrtle. The other is a parasitic plant, more noticeable in the first sample than the second.