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Lockhart, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Jan 9, 2021 11:47 AM CST
We got this spindly tree from my sister-in-law who didn't know what it was.

It's about six feet tall in a large pot. The mature leaves are of a consistent size and are all close to two inches long.

It appear to be evergreen and has not suffered in light freezes. A plant ID app keeps saying it can't identify it.

A plant ID from phot web site said it was one of two kinds of Leguminosae, but the arrangement of the leaves is wrong. And the leaf shape is not quite right.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Jan 9, 2021 7:10 PM CST
Interesting looking tree, any luck on the id?
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jan 9, 2021 7:20 PM CST
I'm having trouble with my eyesight tonight and I can't tell in your photos if the leaves are opposite or alternate but something about it reminds me of Tree Senna (Senna corymbosa)

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Lockhart, Texas (Zone 8b)
Hydroponics Greenhouse Region: Texas
Jan 9, 2021 8:03 PM CST
Opposite. This one looks very like it.

I haven't had it long enough to see it bloom or seed. But it looks right and is in the right range. Size it right. And there have been no other candidates. So pending bloom, I'm going to say that's it.

Local sources say it's perfect here in Central Texas, and there's a specimen in the demo garden at the ag extension office in the next county.

Thanks, you beat two plant photo ID apps and two web sites. Thank You!
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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Jan 10, 2021 6:00 PM CST
I don't know the plant, but I do know opposite vs. alternate.

The leaflets are in opposite pairs along that plant's leaf midribs (rachis), but the leaves are pinnate compound and arranged alternately along the woody stems of Senna corymbosa - which is a member of Fabaceae (Leguminosae).


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