Tea Bush

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Date Photo Taken: 11/28/2013
Location: Montevallo, AL
Posted By: ther0ckerguy

Notes:

My girlfriend showed me this bush that grows on the forest edge that she has long had memories of. The leaves are usually green but in the fall, they start turning red. My girlfriend told me that, as a child, she would get the leaves, boil them in some water, and set the pan (with leaves still inside) in her room because they smelling like black tea. I was hoping to find out the name of this plant and if in fact it has any true relation to tea leaves.

COMMENTS

  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    I’ve never heard of it being used that way, but one guess would be a ‘farkle berry’ bush.
    (Vaccinium arboreum)
    Another guess would be the heart’s a bustin’ (euonymus americanus)

    the bush is really difficult to tell, without any pictures of the entire bush… closeups of the leaves are important, but also need a picture from further back.

    December 2nd, 2013 at 5:58 am

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