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May 22, 2020 3:21 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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I find these in many spots around my backyard. Yard faces south. Mostly by fences so they get some shade. Need to know whether to pull or not. Easy to pull when little, assuming no roots below the little nut. Thanks in advance.

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May 22, 2020 7:24 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Might they be tree seedlings like from a cherry or crab apple?
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May 22, 2020 8:04 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
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The seed looks like it is from a small stone fruit and the leaves look similar to cherry. So my guess is cherry as well.
May 22, 2020 8:40 PM CST
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Thank you both. I've been guessing that it's from a tree but I don't think any of my neighbors have cherry or crabapple trees. I have a Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana) as does at least one of my neighbors.

Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)

If that's what I'm seeing, and I don't know that it is, then the birds and the wind must be dropping those seed everywhere, which is a possibility. I'll have to grab a couple more and hope for better pictures.
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