Plant ID forum: IDENTIFICATION needed

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angieth
Jun 20, 2016 2:50 PM CST
Can anyone tell me if this is just an invasive tree or is it the infamous Moringa Oliefera? Thank you.
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Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Jun 20, 2016 2:58 PM CST
I don't know about the big tree, but the leaves in the top picture are not Moringa Oliefera. They stay only 2 leaves too far down.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2016 3:32 PM CST
Hi angieth, Welcome!

Can you give us a bit of imformation, like what part of the country this is growing?? That would help greatly in narrowing down an exact ID.

If not the Moringa that robynanne referred to, maybe a Senna/Cassia of some sort?:


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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 20, 2016 3:44 PM CST
Looks like black locust ( robinia pseudoacacia) to me...


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2016 3:59 PM CST
Yep, resembles those leaves too! It will help with a more exact ID if angieth can give us an idea of what part of the world the plant is growing.
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angieth
Jun 20, 2016 4:12 PM CST
Plant in question is in Southern MD. The small growing one is exactly like that of the tall tree growing next to it. Tree is about 18ft high. Is this a tree that should be taken cared of or chopped down? Thank you.
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Thank you all, I'll consider this one solved!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 20, 2016 6:50 PM CST
I think stone nailed the ID. It sure looks like Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) I don't think it's considered invasive here in the U.S. but I'm not sure. It's a gorgeous tree so if it's not considered a pest plant, I wouldn't chop it down.

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?...
http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=...
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/ro...
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/nature/plants/htmls/blocust7...
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