Last weekend we went on a quick road trip up to West Point, New York to the United States Military Academy, for our niece's graduation. Kind of felt like the Johnny Cash song "I've Been Everywhere". We drove from South Carolina through North Carolina into Virginia. After an overnight in Northern Virginia, we went through Maryland, Delaware and into New Jersey for lunch and then on to New York. Our kids and the fiancé had joined the trip for this second leg of the trip which made the trip more fun.
I know I mentioned this place last year, as the Master Gardeners from York County stopped here on our spring trip. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Last, an update on my mystery plant from the last posting. Many thought it was Euonymus americanus, Hearts A Bustin'. The flower did look very similar to E. americanus, but no.....there were a lot of other indicators to the contrary. My friend Daricia, A Charlotte Garden, suggested it was either a Euphorbia corollate or E. pubentissima. The leaves are alternately spaced along the stem until the flower stem, where the leaves are whorled. Additionally the stems are split at this part of the stem. Last, the stem has the classic white milky sap.
Alternating along the stem.
Whorled where the stems split.
Another view of the whorled leaf pattern.
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