Leaf ID please
These stems came in a bouquet of flowers and I was intrigued by the leaves. There is a spot in the same place on the back of each leaf and I wonder if it is a seed? At first I thought it was put there by the florist and then thought it was a type of bug! I would love to know what plant/shrub it comes from.
I think it is Ruscus aculeatus or butchers broom. Florists use it as this time of year for bulking out bouquets.
The spots are the flowers buds, and the "leaves" are actually flattened stems.
I grow common butchers' broom in my garden and that is not it! I have had this stuff from the florist and wondered about it so I shall be interested to see what the experts come up with.
Yes ruscus. I think that one is ruscus hypo'something'. The ruscus a'something' is the smaller leaved bushy one.
Sorry I can't remember the names properly, I stopped floristing 20yrs ago and even then we only called them 'long ruscus' & 'short ruscus'
It looks like Ruscus hypophyllum - the spineless Butcher's Broom, so Kitty was spot on with that I.D. Morning to you Kitty.
Some came in my bouquets last year. They were just described as Ruscus. I have never grown either , so well done Kitty and Ladybird.
It's true that although properly trained florists have to learn all the Latin names in college to gain the qualifications, once you start working in a busy shop environment laziness sets in
Most will just say ruscus and only bother to be more specific when shouting "Pass me a bunch of short/long" in order to get what you need from the other side of the room
it was very good of you to help me find the name of this, it drives me crazy if I can't find out.. I found photos of Ruscus Hyperphyllum and was surprised to see how it flowers. Amazed me actually, never having seen a plant whose leaves flower. Thankyou very much. ?