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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?
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Aug 27, 2015 7:38 AM CST

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Welcome! to ATP cir. I think it would be most helpful if you could show us a picture of your volunteer plant.
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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.
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Aug 27, 2015 12:38 PM CST
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Find a friend with a camera and try again.
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Aug 27, 2015 12:55 PM CST
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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/...

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

It's difficult to give an exact ID without seeing a photo, all we can do is make guesses. Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) has pretty large leaves (4 to 6 inches) so could it possibly be aTulip Tree?
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Aug 27, 2015 1:05 PM CST
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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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