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Trees and Shrubs - Mystery Plants


I have been engaged in a self-study program of learning the plants of southern Ontario. When I go out for a hike, I try to identify the plants that I come across. However, sometimes I am not successful.  On some walks sometimes I have a friend along who helps in the identification, but sometimes they are not 100% sure either. In all these cases I take some photographs and try to identify the plants later using more books to refer to.
Even then, I am still sometimes unable to identify some of the plants! So, in an effort to learn the ones I can't identify, I am posting them on these pages.


If you can help, please email me.  Please include the plant number with your responses.

Thank you very much for your help!!

Please also check Mystery Plants on these other websites:
  • #90010
    Added to Mystery Plants 2011-01-01
    An unknown shrub, growing on one of my properties in Grey County.
  • #90011
    Added to Mystery Plants 2011-01-01
    A shrub near Milton Ontario. End of December 2004.
  • #90012
    Added to Mystery Plants 2011-01-01
    A large tree with rather plump buds. Near Cambridge, in the Puslinch Resource Management Area. I haven't been back in the spring or summer to see what it is.
  • #90019
    Added to Mystery Plants 2011-01-21
    An Elm, but with rather strange bark. Unfortunately this tree has now died (these photos were taken in 2003 and 2004). Near Cambridge, Ontario.