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PP4465pp
May 3, 2016 6:19 PM CST
A friend is trying to figure out what this plant is. I've attached photos.
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It's growing in Pennsylvania
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 4, 2016 9:26 AM CST
That looks like a seedling from a nut tree. Possibly pecan or American chestnut.


https://pixabay.com/en/chestnut-scion-plant-tree-young-11527...


The only other seedling I have seen that resembles your picture is Ailanthus, commonly called Tree of Heaven, a very invasive tree.

http://windowsillecology.tumblr.com/post/117931357569/this-t...
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 5, 2016 1:47 PM CST
Where is this tree located? It looks like a Buckeye seedling.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 5, 2016 1:52 PM CST
I agree, some type of tree.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 5, 2016 1:55 PM CST
It resembles:
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
May 5, 2016 9:28 PM CST
Note the alternate arrangement of buds/leaves along the stem - cannot be an Aesculus sp.

Moon was on the right track. This is a nut tree, and in fact it's a Carya sp. - likely Carya ovata (Shagbark Hickory) or Carya laciniosa (Shellbark Hickory).

Knowing where the plant is growing might help in the absolute ID. The OP should share that.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 5, 2016 9:58 PM CST
Hi John. Nice to see you. The pictures did remind me of the ones you ID'ed for me when I was stumped over a pecan seedling.

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 6, 2016 2:19 PM CST
ViburnumValley said: Moon was on the right track. This is a nut tree, and in fact it's a Carya sp. - likely Carya ovata (Shagbark Hickory) or Carya laciniosa (Shellbark Hickory).

LOL, I thought it looked familiar. We used to have Pignut Hickories on the property at our old house.



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