From:Madison, TN Region: Southeast Topic: Shrubs Title: Need help identifying shrub with large thorns in Tennessee. Answered by: Jimmy Mills
A shrub?with very large thorns. Main stock of plant woody
with a gray and white splotchy bark at base. Branches are
green and shiney and have very large heavy thorns spaced
several inches apart on opposite sides of the branch.
Thorns start turning gray at terminus and eventually turn
totally grey as do branches(from shiney green).Winter no
leaves on plant.Growing in thicket of this plant on 19th
century house site.
You've provided some good information, but it is very difficult - and usually not possible - for Mr. Smarty Plants to identify a plant from a written description. However, we will be happy to try to ID your mystery plant from good-quality digital images. Usually a series of well-focused, close-up images of the plant's leaves, flowers, stems (especially the thorns) , fruit (if available), and an overall shot of the plant yield the best results. Please go to the Ask Mr. Smarty Plants Plant Identification page for specific details on submitting images for identification.
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