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03/02/2014 at 11:08

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?

03/02/2014 at 11:41

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.

 

 

03/02/2014 at 11:45

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.

03/02/2014 at 12:19
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36954.jpg?width=350

 

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.

03/02/2014 at 12:53
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.

03/02/2014 at 13:38

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.

03/02/2014 at 14:05
03/02/2014 at 14:15
Flowerchild wrote (see)

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
04/02/2014 at 10:47

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

04/02/2014 at 11:01

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

04/02/2014 at 11:30

Would there be cake for a prize?

04/02/2014 at 11:35

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

04/02/2014 at 11:38

Only sometimes Alan?

04/02/2014 at 12:02

Nice to know you feel at home Alan 

04/02/2014 at 15:17

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

05/02/2014 at 09:30

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.

 

05/02/2014 at 10:11

Possibly myrtle? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37037.jpg?width=209&height=241&mode=max

 

05/02/2014 at 11:02

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

 

05/02/2014 at 11:29

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!

 

05/02/2014 at 12:25

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, 

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