Plant ID forum: Anyone recognize this shrub?

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 16, 2016 3:41 PM CST
Growing in a shady, wooded area of my backyard:

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 16, 2016 4:05 PM CST
I want to say goumi.
What can you tell us about this bush?
Did it volunteer? something someone planted?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 16, 2016 6:22 PM CST
We just moved into the house on May 1st and I found this plant growing in a wooded area at the back of our property. It sure does look a lot like Elaeagnus! Both Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) and Silverthorn (Elaeagnus pungens) are listed as Category II non-native invasives here in Florida so I plan on removing any of them that I find.

Grumbling There are so many pest plants here in Fla. I've yanked out a few Brazilian Pepper Saplings since we've been here and there's a decent sized one that my husband will be taking his chain saw in the next week or so. As much as I hate using chemicals, we will have to use a herbicide on that tree. It is one of the most aggressive, invasive plants in our state.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 16, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Not to mention 5 different kinds of poisonous snakes, insects named after colors, all of which bite and alligators. Oh, and really really big snakes that just eat you whole. Smiling
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 16, 2016 8:04 PM CST
Yeah, we have all of those in Texas too - except the monster snakes - so far , and I don't envy you them. I guess you need really big swamps for them to live in, and our swamps are mostly temporary.

I don't like chemical controls either, but with a really long growing season and no real winters, the vegetation can sometimes be managed no other way.

Oh, and I don't know what your shrub is either.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Aug 17, 2016 5:23 AM CST
Thats Solanum diphyllum right ?
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Edit to add :
How many petals it have ? I think it will be 5 instead of 4 of Elaeagnus flower.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 17, 2016 6:54 AM CST
@XiaoLong, You may be right! I found Twoleaf Nightshade (Solanum diphyllum) growing in the side yard that someone here identified for me not long ago! I'll have to take a closer look later today and compare!
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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
Aug 17, 2016 6:12 PM CST
I'm going to mark this as solved; after further inspection I'm almost certain it is Twoleaf Nightshade! Thanks @XiaoLong!
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Aug 18, 2016 9:33 AM CST
You are welcome Smiling

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