Old Tennis Shoes

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Date Photo Taken: 04/22/2013
Location: Gainesville, GA
Posted By: ranjef360


An odor haunted the end of the driveway for seven years before we pinned it to this plant. The best I can describe it is old sweaty gym shoes dusted liberally with wet dog hair. What is is this foul beast?


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Would you call this a tree, shrub or weed that dies back to the ground every winter?

    June 28th, 2013 at 5:11 pm
  2. Randy Unregistered says:

    A deciduous tree

    July 1st, 2013 at 11:10 am
  3. Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    Viburnum are the stinkiest of all plants..

    There are deciduous trees, evergreen plants in 8b and up. I would call it a deciduous shrub.

    Wet mangy dog in a boys locker room has always been the words I used to describe the odoriferousness of the plant. The wood is the main culprit of the stench! Lucky for you it freezes to the ground each year. Even when you cut the wood and store it, the odor is still emitted from the plant.

    July 1st, 2013 at 6:57 pm

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