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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
May 16, 2016 5:23 AM CST
I live in the Piedmont of NC.. Sone 7b.. Some pockets 7a.

At one time I had a 4 x 4 very dense yew and this unknown would grow right up through it -- every year like clockwork. Impossible to "pull." Well, we yanked the yew.....ground out its roots...and I thought that would be the end of this pest. Planted a row of gaura in its place.

Since I could not yank it, I used to clip it...and have brushed it several times with Brush B Gone.. but it persisted.

Thanks.

Any idea what it is?
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 16, 2016 6:14 AM CST
Does it grow like a vine?
Porkpal
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 16, 2016 8:35 AM CST
I wonder if it could be Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

More photos for comparison:
http://www.jeffpippen.com/plants/aruncus.htm
http://www.serendipityrancher.com/goatsbeard.htm
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/all/aruncus-dioicus/
http://www.gardeningcarolina.com/perennials/goatsbeard.html
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
May 16, 2016 9:34 AM CST
Yes..when snaking through the yew each year...but now it does this

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 16, 2016 11:26 AM CST
I'm thinking pecan.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 16, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Rosie, are the leaves opposite or alternate? How tall will it get in 1 year?
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 16, 2016 11:32 AM CST
Do the leaves feel kinda fuzzy on the underside? Young leaves may feel fuzzy-ish on the upper side?
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 16, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Crush a leaf, break a stem. What does it smell like?
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 16, 2016 12:09 PM CST
I just went out & took photos of a young pecan that the blasted squirrels gifted me with. I cut them off every single year & every single year they grow back. You can dig to China & not manage to get the things out permanently.

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 16, 2016 1:50 PM CST
It does resemble a nut tree, and looks like pecan.

Rosie, this is a pretty useful site

http://resources.ces.ncsu.edu/catalog/department/70/horticul...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 16, 2016 2:22 PM CST
Good eye Ann! I don't know why I didn't think of Carya ... we had C. glabra (Pignut Hickory) all over our property for years.

Rosie's tree does indeed look like a Pecan: Pecans (Carya illinoinensis)

Check out these photos for comparison: http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/cail.html
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
May 16, 2016 2:28 PM CST
Thanks everybody !! I will go outside and inspect that growth a little closer. It sure looks like it could be pecan, but today when I pulled on it..it broke at the ground's surface real easily. Would a tree break off that easily? I think it should be woodier. When it was growing through the yew, I never could break it. I am going to wait for more growth and paint the whole thing..when that yew was in place last spring and summer..I could never get enough footing to trace it through the shrub and poison it! It sat at the edge of the stream.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
May 16, 2016 2:29 PM CST
The leaves do look like Pecan, but the fast growth rate reported does not sound like Pecan. Is there a faster growing relative it could be?
Porkpal
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
May 16, 2016 2:32 PM CST
If it is not woody, could it be Elderberry? They certainly grow quickly enough to behave as you describe.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 16, 2016 2:37 PM CST
It could be an Elderberry, they do grow in N.C. and many other places in the U.S.
Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
Black Elder (Sambucus nigra)

You could take a branch to the local extension service and probably get an exact ID: https://orange.ces.ncsu.edu/
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
May 16, 2016 3:23 PM CST
I have only had one rapidly growing ...branch...thatbImthought was a vine...but now that it is free of that yew...to emerge as it wants I can see it would have had side shoots.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
May 16, 2016 6:01 PM CST
If it is an elderberry it will eventually bloom and produce a spray of tiny berries.
Porkpal
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
May 16, 2016 6:37 PM CST
I planted a bank of guara on an incline and this comes up in the middle. I think I am going to give it a good dose of herbacide - something I could only do in a limited fashion before
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People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

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