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Can anyone help me to identify this naturally
grown seedling in the mountain of Japan ?  
There are raindrops on the leaves.
I was told that it might be (Japanese) skimmia or pieris.
Any suggestions or help is very grateful.
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  • It's Spurge -laurel ( Daphne laureola) an evergreen winter flowering shrub usually found at the edge of woodlands.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/5328/Daphne-laureola/Details
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,710
    edited January 2021
    It's Spurge -laurel ( Daphne laureola) an evergreen winter flowering shrub usually found at the edge of woodlands.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/5328/Daphne-laureola/Details
    Hmm!
    Daphne laureola.....to quote wiki....
    Its native range covers much of Europe and extends to AlgeriaMorocco and the Azores.

    Not at all sure that it would be found as a  naturally grown seedling in the mountain of Japan !

    So sorry, but I am not familiar with the native plants found in the mountains of Japan to say what it might be. Maybe when it gets flowers or berries that would help.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,710
    edited January 2021
    Sorry. Ooops ..duplicated answer above.


    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,315
    Looks like spurge to me too. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I'm reasonably certain it's neither Skimmia nor Pieris (at least none of the ones grown here) as the leaves don't look right. It does have a look of a Daphne, or even a Kalmia...but as the plant is very young and there isn't anything to give scale or context, it's pretty hard to identify this. There's a wide range of things it could be, including tree-sized things.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    It looks like Pieris Japonica to me.
  • Thank you everybody !
    It has the short leaf stem less than 1cm.
    Thick and a little shiny leaf.
    A little over 30cm tall in the moist and part shade place.

    I put up another photo.
    I don't think Daphne laureola grows 
    naturally in Japan.
    The mountain is near Kyoto.

  • Also there was another little seedlings nearby it.
    It looks like the same tree ?!
    In japanese site, I was told that it's
    Skimmia.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,819
    It looks like a laurel of some kind, but it isn't like any skimmia I've ever seen.  :)

    It would be quite difficult for most forum members to accurately ID that I'm afraid. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,315
    If it they are tree seedlings, the parent tree must be somewhere nearby. Why not see if there's a mature tree with similar leaves?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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