Plant ID forum: Willow Oak (Quercus phellos); volunteer plant

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 7:29 AM CST
This suddenly appeared from under one of my azaleas. Anyone know what it might be?

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bamira
Jun 26, 2015 9:47 AM CST
similar to the Ligustrum vulgare, but the leaves has alternately Sad
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 10:02 AM CST
thanks, Stefan! I have been a bit flummoxed, as it is unlike the kind of weed that usually grows in my yard. Shrug!
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 26, 2015 10:14 AM CST

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Any Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) growing in the neighborhood?
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 10:17 AM CST
thanks, Kent! There very well might be! Hurray!
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 10:20 AM CST
I think you might have hit the nail on the head, Kent! I was not even thinking 'tree', but I can see it now that you've pointed it out! Thank You!

well, guess I'll need to yank it. Sighing! And here I was hoping for some exotic plant... Big Grin

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bamira
Jun 26, 2015 12:32 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 12:46 PM CST
thanks, Stefan!! Big Grin
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 26, 2015 12:48 PM CST
LOL, it looks like we both had the same tree identified! The thread "Laurel Oak (Quercus hemisphaerica)" in Plant ID forum
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 1:20 PM CST
oh, that is too funny, Lin! Hilarious!
Guess it is willow oak season Big Grin
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 26, 2015 1:32 PM CST
LOL, either Willow Oak or Laurel Oak ... I still can't decide for sure which mine is. I keep leaning more towards Laurel Oak because it seems everything I read says that type grows around this part of Florida whereas the Willow Oak is much farther northwest in the state.
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Frillylily
Jun 27, 2015 12:17 PM CST
This is what the willow oak looks like in the spring when it starts to leaf out.




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