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Old 07-13-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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I don't think this is a garden plant but does anyone know the name of a shrub that grows in woodlands in the midwest that has very sweet-smelling flowers that look like Queen Anne's lace?
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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Some kind of hawthorne maybe. Do you have a picture?
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I don't think this is a garden plant but does anyone know the name of a shrub that grows in woodlands in the midwest that has very sweet-smelling flowers that look like Queen Anne's lace?
Here's a link to some photos - is yours a true shrub?

Photos Queen Annes Lace Wild Carrot
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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No, but I think I know exactly what you are talking about. The leaves make it look like sumac but it has huge spreads of white flowers. I've not been able to find an identification of it yet either. I see it growing along the roadside in rural areas.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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Yes, it's a shrub that grows at least eight feet tall, with glossy leaves. I wish I had a picture. I've seen it in several locations. The fragrance is lovely and you can smell it from several feet away. I'm thinking it must beinvasive or people would have cultivated it!
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I found the one I've been seeking an i.d. turns out it is common elderberry. Cool!
common elderberry, Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (Dipsacales: Caprifoliaceae)

Is it the same plant the OP is trying to i.d.?
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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It could be the same. The leaves look a little narrower than I remember. If it was in smell-o-vision I'd know for sure! I'm going to have to go look at one again. Thanks MOgirl!
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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One more guess: poison hemlock?

Poison Hemlock Seeds from Alchemy Works - Seeds for Magick Herbs and Pagan Gardens (http://www.alchemy-works.com/conium_maculatum.html - broken link)
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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I would guess elderberry.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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I don't think this is a garden plant but does anyone know the name of a shrub that grows in woodlands in the midwest that has very sweet-smelling flowers that look like Queen Anne's lace?
How tall was the shrub?
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