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6678 NE Windermere Rd, Seattle, Washington, US (Google, OSM)
47.673859, -122.253294
Accuracy: 5m
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For more information on the habitat and vegetation of the area this was found and on the weather that day, please see the journal entry here on iNaturalist for April 23, 2012. This tree was found on the edge of a secluded path near the shore of Lake Washington at Magnuson Park in Seattle. The shrub was about 15 feet tall with slim branches and a slim trunk. The defining feature of this shrub is the "spray" of tiny white flowers that grows from each branch. This shrub in particular did not have its flowers as they don't bloom until early summer. The picture I have is of the "spray" from last year's bloom, which will fall off and be replaced later. The shrub is deciduous and prefers wet coastal environments like the one I found my specimen in. The shrub is also known as an ironwood because its bark is so hard and resilient and it has been used for nails in the past.

Apr. 23, 2012 17:44:29 -0700
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ocean spray - Photo (c) skuarua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
tessaf's ID: ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor)
Posted by tessaf over 2 years ago (Flag)
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ocean spray - Photo (c) skuarua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
richard_olmstead's ID: ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor)
Posted by richard_olmstead over 2 years ago (Flag)
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A minor correction to the biology. The structure in your hand is last years flowering/fruiting shoot. The seeds are shed in the fall and winter and the dried shoot holds on until the following year.

Posted by richard_olmstead over 2 years ago (Flag)
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ocean spray - Photo (c) skuarua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
tessaf's ID: ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor)
ocean spray - Photo (c) skuarua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: ocean spray (Holodiscus discolor)
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