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Cerney mystery 1

Observed: 15th June 2012 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
Cerney mystery 1
Cerney mystery 2
Cerney mystery 3
Description:

3-4' tall plant in herbaceous border: appeared to have a framework of woody stems (but then, so does Buddleia) with thick, glossy, toothed leaves held alternately on short stalks.
White daisy-like flowers in small bunches.
No labels, nor gardeners, to be found!
Any suggestions, please?

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Rachy Ramone's picture

Two housepoints to Brock!

Well done, Sir, thank you! That's exactly it.

I love that you ID'd it for me - and then refined your own ID!

Many thanks, much appreciated.

Rachy Ramone

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GrizzledBadger's picture

Sorry about mis-id, O.

Sorry about mis-id, O. macrodonta is what I meant to put but had 'Ilex' on my mind as its common name is "New Zealand Holly".

Brock

GrizzledBadger's picture

Sorry about mis-id, O.

Sorry about mis-id, O. macrodonta is what I meant to put but had 'Ilex' on my mind as its common name is "New Zealand Holly".

Brock

Rachy Ramone's picture

Don't frettle, petal...

....I looked it up in Wikipedia (utterly reliable font of all knowledge, hem hem) and it described the two as "often confused".

They are pretty similar! And yes, those leaves are very holly-like.

It's been bugging me, on and off, since last summer so thank you for the ID.

Now where did I put that other annoying plant photo.. *rummages in files*

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

lavateraguy's picture

Unless there's a 3rd candidate ...

... I'll agree with Olearia macrodonta. (I've photographed several different Olearias, mostly at Logan Botanic Gardens, but none of the filed images are a match.)