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Strange dusty bush in England

It's a little hard to see this bush very well, but here's a video (Link below photo). Does anyone have an idea what this bizarre bush is? It looks like it has pods or flowers (maybe cones) and when it's touched, huge amounts of something looking like pollen or smoke pour from it.
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https://www.marcperroquet.com/video/theburningbush.mp4
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Facebook says the video is not available.... :(

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Jardin du Fort wrote:Facebook says the video is not available.... :(
Try this link:
https://www.marcperroquet.com/video/theburningbush.mp4
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Saw the video. Clueless on identification. Do UK universities have horticultural departments? If so that may be a good place to start. Did not get a good look at the foliage - not that I would be able to identify. Does the dust/smoke have a fragrance? Is it harsh and make yoou sneeze? Please keep us posted on anything you find out. Most unusual and interesting.
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Duh :!:

Not paying attention Marc. You are from the US. Did you find this on line or on you tube? Have you gotten any more info?
Really curious.
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ElizabethB wrote:Duh :!:

Not paying attention Marc. You are from the US. Did you find this on line or on you tube? Have you gotten any more info?
Really curious.
I'm always posting weeds on Facebook so this FB friend of mine in England posted that video of a bush he found while walking his dog and asked what it was.
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Why is the video quality so bad. Looks like a conifer pollen cloud.


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A pinus of some type

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:A pinus of some type

Eric
Yes my thought is the same... definitely an conifers...
...many types of pine discharged lot of pollen...

...I was even collect some from 'Pinus Strobus'...
...but this is different king of variety... maybe some 'mugo' form...

...lol smoking tree...
...man in the picture is pollinated, waiting to develop a fruit :D
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DoubleDogFarm wrote:Why is the video quality so bad. Looks like a conifer pollen cloud.


Eric
I agree that the video quality is awful, probably from his cellphone. I will ask if he can make a better video of it.
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Now I figure it out that can't be pine... because none pine have branch's like that... Taxus bacata maybe... that's first come on my mind... :/
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Juniper

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:Juniper

Eric
You might very well be right :-)
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