Thursday, January 05, 2006

Mystery Bush - Solved: Smoke Bush!

This bush was so lovely it had to be brought back
to be admired here, but can anyone
say what her name is? I have searched in
vain...calling on the knowledge of
the travellers' for any clues...
UPDATE: Lois solved the mystery, it is --
Mystery is solved!
copyright Monika Roleff 2006.


At 8:16 AM, Blogger Vi Jones said...

No, Imogen, I can't identify the bush though it reminds me a little of what I call Indian Paintbrush.


At 7:28 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

It could be that Vi. Does it look the same? I took it for an Australian native but I could be wrong.

At 1:03 AM, Blogger Lois said...

Do you think it might be,

a Cotinus coggyria ANACARDIACEAE
RHUS ,Wig Tree
Smoke Bush, Venetian Sumach.
Caucasus Autumn
shrub grows to 8 ft.
Description in my gardening book says.Tall growing shrub
Dazzling display of autumn tones and fuzzy clouds of flower stems wich persist for months.and look like puffs of low lying smoke.
In yellows orange purples and is deciduous.... Just a thought

At 5:29 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Lois you may well be right. It sounds right. Imagine seeing the different coloured ones? I was just amazed at this, that rich red around after Christmas. Thank you so much for checking for me.

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Lois said...

Glad we have (Hope) cleared up the mystery bush....
It grows a lot up Tocumwal way which is very very hot...
I was there for 5 days visiting my Bro John over time I will visit in winter,more my kind of weather...not an indoors girl and in 42/43/44 heat you have to be up there...Lois. 10.1.06

At 12:08 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Great Lois. Interesting to know it likes the heat, being a smoke bush and all. No wonder I felt like capturing it, posting it, etc. I've been to Tocumwal and to be honest I find most country towns fascinating.


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