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CEDAR FLOWERS?

Postby B_BQ » May 03, 2008 1:11 pm

I've never seen this before!
We have several growing on cedars!
I presume it's the flower of the cedar. Love to know more.
~BBQ

I think these 3 will explain what it looks like....

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Postby Lindamct » May 03, 2008 1:16 pm

8) BBQ. I have never seen anything like it! :)
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Postby Catherine » May 03, 2008 1:57 pm

Okay...that is really really strange...
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Postby Venice » May 03, 2008 2:51 pm

How Bizzare. I googled it and found this

Flowers Monoecious; solitary, females green with 4 to 6 scales; males are green tipped with brown and globose.Flowers - monoecious, the male and female flowers of eastern white-cedar are usually borne on separate twigs or branchlets; they are tiny, terminal, cone-like bodies. Male flowers are yellowish and arise from branchlets near the base of the shoot; female flowers are pinkish and appear at the tips of short terminal branchlets.


http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/tr ... jaocc.html
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Postby joan w » May 03, 2008 4:02 pm

Are they referring to the tiny cones Venice?

Brenda, my first thought was a fungus. Will have to see what I can find on that.
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Postby joan w » May 03, 2008 4:18 pm

This is what came up with a google search.

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/may99.html
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Postby Lizcordysmum » May 03, 2008 5:13 pm

I think that it is beautiful!

I dunno tho, I didn't read anything about cedars being infected. BBQ, maybe you should contact your local govt ag. agent or any botanical place??? Tree arborists???

I hope you get to keep it, it sure is strikingly beautiful.
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Postby B_BQ » May 03, 2008 5:56 pm

Kat may be able to help if she sees it.
The cedars are perfectly healthy looking, it's just that a few of them have these little orange 'flowers' on them.
I wondered about a fungus, or a parasitic plant, (e.g. like mistletoe), and even whether this just happens in cycles, maybe once every few years!
I'm not bothered by it, unless it is something 'horrible'.
It's interesting though as I've never seen them before.
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Postby Sharon Bryson » May 03, 2008 6:21 pm

Hi BBQ:
Did you pick one off and dissect it a bit??
Very strange looking thing.
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