05.03.2021-2 Macro Monday

Hobblebush-Viburnum lantanoides

A native shrub, the flowers are lovely but it’s the texture of the leaves that I enjoy even more.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 05.03.2021-2 Macro Monday

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    The leaves look as if they’ve been painstakingly quilted – makes me make to run my finger along one!

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  2. Easy to see why you’d be attracted to that leaf texture. The species name means ‘resembling lantana,’ a shrub that Texas is home to a native species of.

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  3. Littlesundog says:

    Hobblebush is an interesting name. As Steve Schwartzman noted, it does resemble lantana, which flourishes in Oklahoma as well. I like it because it has a heady fragrance that seems to keep insects at bay. I allow it to grow wild pretty much wherever it pleases.

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    • Apparently it “hobbles” hikers who like to crash through undergrowth as it forms thick impediments off path. I’ve not found that to be the case here as ours are found only in small groupings. I didn’t notice a fragrance but maybe one needs to get closer than I did. I’ll try it next time.

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    Wonderful flower composition! But I also like the detailed features of the giant leaf below.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Fabulous texture in that leaf – such a wonderful native plant!

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  6. Jet Eliot says:

    A fantastic photo, Steve, celebrating both the flower and leaf. The leaf texture is, as you say, delightful.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I tried to see lantana in this, but despite its flat-topped flower clusters, I couldn’t. No matter. It’s wonderfully appealing in its own right. I do wonder if the texture of its leaves and those of lantana might have the same ‘feel’ to them: a little rough and sandpapery. You certainly did a fine job of capturing the leaves’ texture; they’re beautiful.


  8. Very nice Steve! Great Detail!

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    Oh, lovely image! It made me think of a Hydrangea – the lacecap type – but I looked into it and they’re not even in the same order, so nice try. Maybe it IS the texture of the leaves that gave it the lantana designation. I remember working with them as a gardener and kind of liking the rough leaves. In any case, what a great shrub and a beautiful rendition of it!

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