Plant ID forum→Weed or Not a Weed?

Views: 109, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
tx_flower_child
May 22, 2020 3:21 PM CST
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.

Thumb of 2020-05-22/tx_flower_child/5126ba


Thumb of 2020-05-22/tx_flower_child/5c7de2

Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Image
BigBill
May 22, 2020 7:24 PM CST
Might they be tree seedlings like from a cherry or crab apple?
Rodney Wilcox Jones, my idol!
Businessman, Orchid grower, hybridizer, lived to 107!
Name: Kelly
Redding, California (Zone 9b)
Xeriscape Orchids Garden Photography Bee Lover Birds
Image
KellyFW
May 22, 2020 8:04 PM CST
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.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
tx_flower_child
May 22, 2020 8:40 PM CST
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.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant ID forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Time for Bed"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.