Plant ID forum: Need Help!

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scottman
Oct 10, 2013 5:29 PM CST
I've noticed these small saplings in different areas on a property in Ottawa Michigan. I'm wondering what they are. Anybody know?


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plantladylin
Oct 10, 2013 5:35 PM CST
It kind of reminds me of a Viola of some sort.
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Leftwood
Oct 10, 2013 6:25 PM CST
If it is woody, than it looks like Cercis canadensis (Redbud).

Of course, in the first pic, the one in the background is something else.
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ctcarol
Oct 10, 2013 6:33 PM CST
Redbud was my first thought too.
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plantladylin
Oct 10, 2013 7:21 PM CST
Gee, y'all have good eyes ... now that I turn the photo and look closer it does look a lot like Redbud: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Cercis+canadensis
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purpleinopp
Oct 11, 2013 8:39 AM CST
That was my thought before reading the others as well.
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Paul2032
Oct 11, 2013 8:41 AM CST
Thumbs up Redbud
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cherokeealex
Oct 11, 2013 10:12 AM CST
I agree, Redbud. I have one that grew up this year near my townhouse. They're very pretty.
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terrafirma
Oct 11, 2013 12:09 PM CST
I ditto! A squirrel or bird planted one for me a couple years ago…I nurtured it along, and look at it now! Not bad for a freebie!


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plantladylin
Oct 11, 2013 1:19 PM CST
Tara: Very nice! I sure wish the birds around here were as generous!! I planted a Redbud years ago at the house we rent out ... need to get one for this house cause I really miss that pretty tree!
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gingin
Oct 13, 2013 3:06 PM CST
Lin...I'd have to look, but if I have seeds you're welcome to some.
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plantladylin
Oct 13, 2013 3:32 PM CST
Ginger: Are they easy to grow from seed? If you ever do get seeds from your's let me know, I'd gladly pay for postage!
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gingin
Oct 13, 2013 3:42 PM CST
I've never tried from seed. I'll look for seedlings...they pop up here and there.
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plantladylin
Oct 13, 2013 3:45 PM CST
Oh my ... that would be wonderful, I'd love a seedling if you find one. Anything in particular that you are looking for?
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gingin
Oct 13, 2013 3:47 PM CST
5 pound sack of hundred dollar bills Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 13, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hey, if I ever find something like that ... I'll gladly share! I keep saying that I want to win the lottery but I never buy tickets! My best friend keeps telling me that I can't win if I don't play. When I do buy a ticket it's always the same numbers I've used from day one and my husband keeps telling me if our numbers ever come in on a winning ticket and you didn't buy one you are going to be really upset. But, I still rarely ever remember to buy a lottery ticket. Sticking tongue out
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Leftwood
Oct 13, 2013 8:23 PM CST
Seed pods of red bud look like narrow, flat edible pea pods 1.5-3 inches long. It's doubtful there are any left hanging on the tree. They would be certainly be dried up, but the seeds would still be good.

It is recommended to scarify the hard seed coat before giving 2 months (more is fine) of cold moist treatment (stratification). This breaks the internal dormancy of the embryo and allows growth when warm temps return in spring.

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 8:39 AM CST
I'm going to try to remember to drive by our rental house next spring to see if I can catch any seedpods on the tree there:


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