Monday, May 19, 2008

Mystery plant

I don't know what this is. I came home from running on Sunday and smelled some heavenly bloom (rather like honeysuckle) and followed the scent to this bush.

I don't think honeysuckle grows in a bush, does it?

Anyhoo, the picture is cool and green, and it's freaking HOT here. Someone kill me now. 97 degrees in May.


lesliet said...

It looks like it might be clethra alnifolia - also known as sweet pepperbush or summersweet. It's very fragrant.

Anonymous said...

I vote for Mock Orange bush.


War On War Off said...

Honeysuckle is more of a vine (I have some growing outside). I think lesliet nailed it.

Poopyman said...

Mock orange has serrated opposite leaves, I think. This bush has three smoove leaflets, yes?

I did a google Image search for "summersweet" and I don't think the leaves match up.

IOW, it still seems to be a mystery.

Poopyman said...

Oops. Upon further search, I found this.

So it probably is clethra.

four legs good said...

Thanks all!!

it smells quite heavenly

Joy said...

I agree. It's probably a clethra.

War On War Off said...

99 degrees today (at 3:30 pm). At least it's a "dry" heat, heh heh.

Anonymous said...

In the sixties in Minneapolis today. This has been one of the coldest springs I can remember. We had to turn the furnace back on over the weekend.

Trade ya!


Anonymous said...

I think it is Nandina - also known as heavenly Bamboo.

I have some growing in front of my house and it's blooming too.