Plant ID forum: Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana); seedlings

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 8, 2015 4:48 PM CST
A friend in AR has these growing in her yard and would like an ID if possible.

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 9, 2015 6:50 AM CST

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They look like cherries, or something in the same genus (Prunus).
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 9, 2015 6:56 AM CST
They remind me of Cherry Laurel except the leaves are not shiny.
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Apr 9, 2015 10:27 AM CST
I will have her check those out. Thank you, Kent and PP.
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greene
Apr 9, 2015 10:29 AM CST
I agree they look like a type of Cherry Laurel. If it were me...I would advise ripping out each and every one of the seedlings before they can take over the entire yard and garden. A single specimen tree is pretty to look at, but the tree is never satisfied to be alone and keeps dropping seeds everywhere.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 9, 2015 10:42 AM CST
Looks like Prunus seedlings to me too. I believe these two are found in AR:

Wild Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Wild Plum (Prunus americana)
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 9, 2015 11:16 AM CST
I will tell her. She has a bunch, which is never good, IMHO.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 9, 2015 12:23 PM CST
As porkpal suggested, it could well be Carolina Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana) if they grow in that area of the country. A neighbor at our old house had a few old, mature trees and seedlings were always popping up everywhere.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 9, 2015 12:32 PM CST
She is going to have a look around her neighborhood when she gets home tonight. I agree with the ID.

Thank you all so much!

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