Plant ID forum: (Acer)

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 24, 2015 5:44 PM CST
I see a lot of these germinating in my backyard, and have been assuming they are from a neighbor's tree. Anyone have any idea what it might be? (I am actually hoping for a mulberry...)

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 24, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Looks like a maple leaf or it could be ajuga:)
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 24, 2015 6:03 PM CST
thanks, Frank! Hilarious! yes, lots of ajuga there, spreading nicely! Big Grin

well, if it's a maple, then that's good to know--I love maples but don't have space for one in my yard. Now a mulberry on the other hand!! Big Grin
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 24, 2015 6:06 PM CST
It looks like it could possibly be an Acer seedling to me too. I believe Red Maple (Acer rubrum) is a Maryland native but there may be other species that are native to the area as well. Do you know if there are Maple's in your neighbors yard or nearby vicinity?

Seedling images for comparison:
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=acer+rubrum+seedlings&vi...
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=acer+seedling+images&vie...
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 24, 2015 6:11 PM CST
thanks, Lin. Yes, there are lots of maples in this area. That could very well be it!

:thankyou: thank you, both!
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bamira
Jun 24, 2015 7:04 PM CST
leaves are not yet properly developed
The thread "(Acer); Black Hawks won the Stanley Cup, what about the Maple Leafs?" in Plant ID forum
maybe
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 24, 2015 7:09 PM CST
yes, that does look like it, Stefan!! Hurray!
okay, I'll yank them. Sighing!
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