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Southeast N of ATL (Zone 7b)
tiojim
May 30, 2020 8:16 PM CST
No one I know can identify this plant and I cannot remember planting it, so It probably hitchhiked in. Its somewhat light green and has serrated leves. Not much help, I know. Any guesses would be welcome. Its about 12-15 inches high at the end of May. No flowers or berries as of today. Does well in afternoon heat. Seems to be thriving. Thanks for any help.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 30, 2020 8:27 PM CST
My first thought is Elm tree but that seems too easy if its stumped everyone.

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porkpal
May 30, 2020 9:37 PM CST
I was thinking elm too. Next.
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Calsurf73
May 31, 2020 7:19 AM CST
Maybe some kind of Spirea ???
Southeast N of ATL (Zone 7b)
tiojim
May 31, 2020 9:29 AM CST
Spirea makes some sense to me. I have 3 in beds and they might be the source of the volunteer. The fact that the mysteryplant is bushy seems to me to lean that way .

I am pretty clueless with trees and did not consider that option until now, but the leaves are quite similar.

Thanks to all for the input.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 31, 2020 11:43 AM CST
Elm leaves would be a little sand papery. Spirea smooth.
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Name: John
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ViburnumValley
May 31, 2020 8:45 PM CST
I think it is a Prunus sp. Note the glands on the petioles.

I also detect a whiff of stipules...
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