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Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
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bwv998
Jul 9, 2016 10:41 AM CST
This huge plant is growing right next to a tree stump and measures about five feet tall. The stem appears to have white spots on it.

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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jul 9, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Are the leaves in whorls of 3? If so, Catalpa.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 9, 2016 11:16 AM CST
Reminds me of Catalpa, possibly:
Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
http://www.massnature.com/Plants/Trees/catalpa.htm
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 9, 2016 11:17 AM CST
LOL, Tiffany beat me to it while I was looking at pictures. Green Grin!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 9, 2016 11:18 AM CST
C. ovata is also apparently found in Mass: http://www.google.com/search?q=Catalpa+ovata&hl=en&gbv=2&prm...
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Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
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bwv998
Jul 9, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Thanks everyone! Looking at the photos, it really is a Catalpa! Hurray!
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