I photographed this unusual-looking bush/tree growing wild in central Texas in December of last year:

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It had beige-colored, spiky flowers/seed heads arranged in panicles (at least I think that's the right terminology). It had grown to about seven or eight feet tall. Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

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Could be a Buckwheat, if it's already flowered and pics are of seed pods. For tree/shrub ID, pic from a distance, pic of bark, pic of leaf arrangement, info on what it's done this year so far, your location - all useful.

  • Thanks for responding. I stumbled upon this tree while on a hike, so I know nothing about its history. Like I said it was December, so it seems likely that it had bloomed earlier and those are just the seed heads.
    – p.s.w.g
    Jul 22, 2016 at 14:35

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