Plant ID forum: ID help, please...

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2012 2:57 PM CST
Unknown volunteer...anyone recognize him?

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TIA.......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
May 15, 2012 3:31 PM CST
I might be way off but, the leaves look like they could be one of the Loniceras.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
May 15, 2012 3:45 PM CST
Looks like an oak to me.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2012 4:35 PM CST
No, we have oaks, but this isn't one of ours. Not a lonicera I don't think. This is a pic of the new leaf coloring...

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We get all kinds of volunteers on our property, but this is the only one of these I've ever come across....I feel that I should know it.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 15, 2012 7:52 PM CST
The green leaves remind me of Magnolia grandiflora, maybe in the same family?

http://www.discoverlife.org/nh/tx/Plantae/Dicotyledoneae/Mag...
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 15, 2012 9:02 PM CST
Carob
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2012 10:53 PM CST
Possibly..there used to be a carob tree on the next road over many years ago, don't know if it's still there. For some reason carrotwood comes to mind also, though I've never grown a carrotwood and don't know that I'd even know what one looks like. Will go look up some images.....

I think you may be right, Carol. The leaf edges on the carob look more 'wavy' than those of the carrotwood.
Cool! I love volunteer surprises. A carob tree would make me happy...lol.
Thanks....

No....if it's a carob, it goes....I read up on carobs...they stink...lol..
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"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 16, 2012 4:40 AM CST
It does look an awful lot like magnolia leaves. (But what do I know, I live in Ohio) Hilarious!

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 16, 2012 6:06 AM CST
Leaves of Carob are much more rounded ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceratonia_siliqua

http://www.stihl.com/792.aspx?idTree=212
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
May 16, 2012 6:43 AM CST
True...I find this one alsofor the young carob
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=carob+tree&hl=en&biw=1280&bih...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 16, 2012 6:45 AM CST
This for the carrotwood..
http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/weed-of-the-month/0112-cu...
Of course, it may be something else entirely......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 16, 2012 9:50 AM CST
Cupaniopsis anacardioides does look to fit, I found a photo showing part of new leaves which are the same colour..

http://www.grevilleapark.org/static_images/3889/index.html

The location is only Florida, but I guess if someone has one it could set seed.

http://luirig.altervista.org/floranam/cupaniopsis.htm
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
May 16, 2012 10:28 AM CST
They do grow out here also and I think that looks like a match. It can stay...
Thanks, everyone, for the help.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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