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cir
Aug 27, 2015 7:33 AM CST
I have a volunteer in my yard that looks like an oakleaf with the top of the center lobe cut off. It just started growing, so no flowers, just leaves. The guy who does my yard says it's an oakleaf hydrangea but they don't have the top cut off. Similar to a tulip tree leaf but larger. Any ideas?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 27, 2015 7:38 AM CST
Welcome! to ATP cir. I think it would be most helpful if you could show us a picture of your volunteer plant.

cir
Aug 27, 2015 7:43 AM CST
I would but have no way of taking a picture. No cell phone or camera. If it helps, I'm in zone 5 Northern Pennsylvania.
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 27, 2015 12:38 PM CST
Find a friend with a camera and try again.
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Chillybean
Aug 27, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Welcome to the forum. :)

I don't know, but think we can try to figure this out without getting a photo. I like the challenge. And Yay! that you have no cell phone. There's not many of us around any more.

I found an image of the tulip tree leaf, is this similar to what you are seeing?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Liriodendron_tulipifera.j...

How tall is this volunteer right now? If it is young, the seedling's leaves may end up looking nothing like the mature growth. If the plant is in a spot you do not mind, just let it continue growing for the time being.

Tree seeds can come from a long way, but have you looked around your neighborhood for anything similar?

Another thing you can do is find your extension office and likely you can mail (or take in) a leaf for identification. Just call them first as they can direct you the best way.

I hope your mystery gets solved one way or another.

Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 27, 2015 12:59 PM CST
Welcome! from me too!

It's difficult to give an exact ID without seeing a photo, all we can do is make guesses. Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) has pretty large leaves (4 to 6 inches) so could it possibly be aTulip Tree?
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=liriodendron%20tulipifer...
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Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 27, 2015 1:05 PM CST
Ah, the guy who does your yard probably has a cell phone and a camera; ask him to snap a few pictures and upload them here. Thumbs up
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