What could this be?

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  1. Quiver0f10

    Quiver0f10 Well-Known Member

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    I found some bushes today, about 4-5 feet tall and growing on them were these tiny orange flowers. They were bell shaped with brownish flecks on the inside. Each bush had many of this tiny flowers, they were about 1-2 inches max. I live in Northern Maine.

    Any ideas?
     
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    katydidagain Adventuress--Definition 2 Supporter

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    Maybe Jewel weed? Mine is growing tall and flowering now here in SC Mich.
     
  4. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It is very likely Butterfly Weed. They somtimes can be found growing wild here. There is also Butterfly Bush, but their flowers are not orange like the butterfly weed which stands up and branches out like a small bush.
    The Hummingbird vine pictured above is commonly called a Trumpet Vine in our area. They are fine if you can mow off the starts that persistently come up from the roots away from the main plant and go crazy in other evergreens or shrubery.
     
  5. Chas in Me

    Chas in Me Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I also live in No. Maine. We discussed this plant and decided that the best thing to do was to see if the flowers turn to fruit. If so you may be able to identify it that way.
    We couldn't come up with an answer.
    Have fun.
     
  6. Quiver0f10

    Quiver0f10 Well-Known Member

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    They do look a bit like the humming bird vine except the flowers are really tiny. I should add that in the same area we do have wild raspberries growing, but I don't think they are the same bush. I need to go examine them more later.

    Thank you everyone for the help!
     
  7. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member Supporter

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    email me a picture and I'll post it.
     
  8. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does it look like this? I got your picture and the plant looks just like the one we had in Round 4 of "Name that Weed" a couple of days ago.

    Check out the thread here.
     
  9. Quiver0f10

    Quiver0f10 Well-Known Member

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    I would say that they are the same thing! Thank you Chuck for solving the mystery :)