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Have some fascinating pieces of greenery still going strong from a bouquet I was given about 7 weeks ago.  The leaves are a mid green colour, appear in both pairs, triples or singles on the stem but most oddly have what looks like flowers coming from them.  On the underside of each leaf is a vein going halfway along and from the tip of that vein there are little flower like growths that may be either on the top or underside of the leaf.  I have never seen them before and would love to know what they are.  Does anyone reading this know what they are?

Busy-Lizzie

http://plantsrescue.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Asparagus-setaceus-flowers.jpg

 

Sorry, not without a photo. Are the flowers coloured? Could it be some sort of fern? There is a sort of asparagus with a ferny leaf with flowers on it Asparagopsis setacea.

 

 

Atilla

I would also say Asparagus Fern. I do not think that the cut fronds would root unfortunately. Garden centres sell them in their indoor plants range and they used to be common bathroom plants.

Lion S

 

They might be blueberry branches? Like these...They are used very often in bouquets. I tend to re-use them with tulips or in small vases with Grape Hyacinth. A nice reminder that spring is in the air.

Atilla
Flowerchild wrote

They might be blueberry branches? Like these...They are used very often in bouquets. I tend to re-use them with tulips or in small vases with Grape Hyacinth. A nice reminder that spring is in the air.

Can you not see the picture? It really looks nothing like Blueberry.

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Lion S

Blairs, the only pictures I can see, are the one that Busy-Lizzie uploaded in her answer and the one that I uploaded in my own answer. Can you see any others? IMHO the question itself, from the doesn't contain a picture.

nutcutlet

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ruscus+aculeatus&rlz=2C1CHFX_enGB0538GB0538&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=yqHvUpSeKY2v7Aaw2oGwAg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1137&bih=527&dpr=0.9#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=iDzl1vhpxflReM%253A%3B5SHe6SLr4Er4aM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fflorawww.eeb.uconn.edu%252Fimages%252Fbyspecies%252FRuscus_aculeatus02.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ftitanarum.uconn.edu%252F198500202.html%3B3072%3B2304

That's a long link, I hope it works. 

Look at the one that's enlarged half way down.

A bit prickly for floristry though

Atilla
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Blairs, the only pictures I can see, are the one that Busy-Lizzie uploaded in her answer and the one that I uploaded in my own answer. Can you see any others? IMHO the question itself, from the doesn't contain a picture.

Ahh, I understand now..I was looking at Busy-Lizzies pic not the original question!

Lyn

So, any reply from Doris then? Or is it a quiz

nutcutlet

Might be a quiz Lyn How will we know if we've won?

artjak

Would there be cake for a prize?

Alan4711

sometimes im sure im on a link with a load  o nutters, but its great

nutcutlet

Only sometimes Alan?

Dovefromabove

Nice to know you feel at home Alan 

Busy-Lizzie

Nut's one is Butcher's Broom, as she says, it's too prickly for floristry. Grows wild in the woods round here.

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Sorry people!  Not a quiz.   No, it is nothing like a fern and nor is it at all prickly.  The leaves are about 2 inches long, similar shape to privet but much paler, slightly arched and not leathery.  The 'flowers' are appearing on both the top or bottom of the leaf, about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch long, white, have a longish bit that then opens out into a starry shape rather like the individual flower heads on cow parsley etc that grows on the roadsides.

 

That is a possibility.  Not quite like in the photo so will have a search to see if is a different variety.   Thank you.

 

No, don't think it is a type of Myrtle.  The really odd thing is that these tiny flowers are mostly sprouting from under the leaf with not as many from the top of the leaf.  They send out a fine shoot with one or two branches with then has a tiny white flower with 6 spokes rather than petals.  Weird!

 

Hi everyone don't post very often as everyone is so knowledgable and I learn loads from reading your posts, so thank you all for that.

I think your greenery is Gaultheria shallon (salal) I have used this in flower arranging before. I can only get it from a florist. I did try to take semi ripe cuttings once but sadly without success. It really is lovely and lasts for ages In arrangements. Hope this helps,