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104_4165

Observed: 7th April 2012 By: daituom
104_4165
Description:

The leaves are ovoidish, measuring 4cm (1 5/8")wide. 2.5cm (1")deep. Height of the plant 6.5cm (2 3/4"). Length of flower spike 1cm (1/2") I though at first it was a Bergenia seedling, but not with a flower spike.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Beech (Fagus sylvatica) interacts

Comments

daituom's picture

Although the leaf shape is

Although the leaf shape is the same, the colour of the central "spike" and underside of the leaves is wrong. On the actual plant these are pink. Would a copper beech show these characteristics?

daituom

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Yes, according to the

Yes, according to the information I found at this site, http://www.plantscienceimages.org.uk/pages/image.aspx?sectionId=3&subsec..., the pigmentation of copper beeches develops at a very early stage.
Steve

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Thanks for your help Steve.

Thanks for your help Steve.

daituom