A little while ago I posted about a large plant growing here on Hilton Head Island that I could not identify. I really liked the blossoms or berries or whatever it was that it produced. No one else knew what it was either...
Until my BFF JJ came to visit...she knew right away. There had been one growing in her parent's yard when she was just a little toddler in So Cal. She says it's a Japanese Aralia.
When I walked past it the other day, the berries had turned a dark purple.
But when I Googled Japanese Aralia, I discovered that I had missed the aralia's blooming season, which is in the Fall.
One more island mystery solved............thanks, JJ.