Plant ID forum: mystery plant

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Name: kay pennock
Maine (Zone 4b)
Kayla
May 16, 2016 5:45 PM CST
can you tell me what this tree is it look very similar to a white lilac bit inst quite the same I am located in central Maine
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Name: Jeff
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Moe
May 16, 2016 6:38 PM CST
I'm not sure !! It looks kind of like a Hydrangea...
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
May 16, 2016 10:34 PM CST
It looks pretty much like a lilac. Definitely not a hydrangea.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
May 16, 2016 10:55 PM CST
Hi Kay. I thought it might be Sambucas.
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 16, 2016 11:05 PM CST
Yes, an Elderberry
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 16, 2016 11:40 PM CST

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They don't look like the flat blooms of sambucus. I think like kniphofia, Sue, a lilac, leaves seem right for it too.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
May 17, 2016 8:26 AM CST
The mystery plant has compound leaves which rules out Lilac.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 17, 2016 8:51 AM CST
Possibly Sorbus americana ?

American mountain Ash

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/sorbus/americana...

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