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Date Photo Taken: 07/14/2014
Location: london
Posted By: o keeffe

Notes:

I saw this on the side of the pavement in london growing as a tree but dont know the name. It has upright pink large flower bud

COMMENTS

  1. jake12121212 Flower Fanatic says:

    Sumac,
    https://www.google.com/search?q=sumac+plant&client=firefox-a&hs=4tU&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=XDTPU8yoGMWLyAS_34DoBA&ved=0CB4QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=616
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumac
    The hairy red fruits of some sumac can be soaked in water to make a delicious pink lemonade!

    July 23rd, 2014 at 12:38 am
  2. Jim Unregistered says:

    Looks like a species of sumac to me – although the flowering spikes are different from the 3 species I see here in Georgia (U.S.).

    July 23rd, 2014 at 5:08 pm
  3. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    It’s Rhus, probably Rhus typhina, though the flowerhead looks a little pink. It should be more of a dull red. It’s related to Toxicodendron and can cause contact allergies or dermatitis, so don’t play with it.

    July 23rd, 2014 at 5:09 pm
  4. Jim Unregistered says:

    It’s similar to staghorn sumac (rhus typhina), but doesn’t look quite right for that to me: the color, as hortiphoto said, plus the flower stalks seem a little thicker, fluffier, more integrated than those I see regularly in the wild. Not sure about the latter comment. Maybe staghorn has that much color variation?

    July 23rd, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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