Plant ID forum: What plant is this?

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Name: Alex T.
Los Angeles, California (Zone 10a)
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polaatx2
Jan 26, 2019 3:13 PM CST
Hello,

I can't remember where I got this plant. Do you know what it is? It seems to be thriving, shooting straight up in full shade outside, in los angeles area. Wife thinks it's just weed!

Is a there a way to get it to fill out more on the sides instead of just shooting up? More sun?

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 26, 2019 7:27 PM CST
I don't think its going to get bushier at the bottom as it looks like a tree. When you rub the leaves, do they have an odor? It reminds me of a Black Walnut.

As it seems you live in L.A., maybe you should change your information. It says you live in Minnesota, a really long way from L.A. and confusing to anyone looking at one of your posts where you forget to mention that.
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San Francisco Bay area (Zone 9a)
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Iochroma
Jan 27, 2019 8:47 AM CST
Reminds me of a young pistachio
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 27, 2019 10:21 AM CST
This little tree has a terminal leaflet, Pistache does not. Smiling
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Calsurf73
Jan 27, 2019 10:45 AM CST
Tecoma stans ???
San Francisco Bay area (Zone 9a)
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Iochroma
Jan 27, 2019 2:50 PM CST
DaisyI said:This little tree has a terminal leaflet, Pistache does not. Smiling


Again, I get to say: not so. Many Pistacia species have leaves with a terminal, at least at some stage of their development. An image search for "Pistascia leaves" will confirm this. Smiling

Calsurf73 said:Tecoma stans ???


Tecoma have opposite leaf arrangement. The OP's plant appears to have alternate.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 27, 2019 3:43 PM CST
Iochroma said:

Again, I get to say: not so. Many Pistacia species have leaves with a terminal, at least at some stage of their development. An image search for "Pistascia leaves" will confirm this. Smiling



Tecoma have opposite leaf arrangement. The OP's plant appears to have alternate.


You may be right but I think you need to work on delivery. You come off as a Pompous....

Oops! Hope that didn't come off as too rude.
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Name: Alex T.
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polaatx2
Jan 27, 2019 7:09 PM CST
DaisyI said:I don't think its going to get bushier at the bottom as it looks like a tree. When you rub the leaves, do they have an odor? It reminds me of a Black Walnut.


Hello, yes when I rub I can smell a little minty smell.

As it seems you live in L.A., maybe you should change your information. It says you live in Minnesota, a really long way from L.A. and confusing to anyone looking at one of your posts where you forget to mention that.


Sorry about that. Last message back in Oct was from MN and had forgotten to change.

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Jan 27, 2019 8:20 PM CST
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