Plant ID forum: Is this a fern?

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Butterflylady
Jul 12, 2016 7:35 AM CST
Hi! When I first moved into my house a year and a half ago this plant was only 3ft tall so I thought it was a fern but now it has tripled in size! It stays green year round and barely dies in the winter. Could anyone give me some insight as to what it is?

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 12, 2016 8:59 AM CST
A tall weed?
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Seedfork
Jul 12, 2016 9:15 AM CST
Butterflylady, Welcome!
I don't think that is a fern, so I have suggested the post be moved to the plant ID forum. If would help a lot if you would include the growing zone the plant is in.
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ctcarol
Jul 12, 2016 3:01 PM CST
Looks like Ailianthus altissima to me
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DaisyI
Jul 12, 2016 3:05 PM CST
Looks like that to me also. Pull it up before it grows a taproot.
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drdawg
Jul 12, 2016 3:22 PM CST
As I said................... Whistling
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DaisyI
Jul 12, 2016 3:38 PM CST
We should have listened to you Ken. Smiling
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drdawg
Jul 12, 2016 5:32 PM CST
I was only guessing, Daisy. *Blush* Don't listen to me, listen to folks that "really" know what they are walking about. Whistling
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Tree of Heaven was my first thought too ... an invasive weed for sure! But, then I got to thinking I wonder if it could be a Rhus of some sort?
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Calif_Sue
Jul 12, 2016 11:48 PM CST

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Either way, at that speed of growth, it's too close to the house! Thumbs down
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 13, 2016 6:38 AM CST
I certainly agree. I agree
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KhengHoe
Jul 17, 2016 9:37 AM CST
I agree that it looks like a ghetto palmetto (Ailanthus altissima) for what it's worth.

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