Plant ID forum: Mystery tree seedling

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Aug 18, 2016 4:43 PM CST
It's leaves smell like a very bitter lemon/orange/tea mix.

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Aug 18, 2016 5:26 PM CST
Don't know about the scent, but at a glance it reminds me of a sycamore seedling.
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greene
Aug 18, 2016 5:51 PM CST
I agree I agree it looks like a Sycamore - gonna be a really big tree!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 18, 2016 5:57 PM CST
It does look like a Sycamore but I have never noticed that they smell like lemon. Of course, I'm so busy sneezine and choking, I may not have noticed. Smiling
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Aug 18, 2016 6:22 PM CST
I agree, looks like a Sycamore:
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Aug 18, 2016 7:07 PM CST
That's it! There is one huge tree that takes up someone's entire property and I remember the seeds falling like snow all over the block from fuzzy balls 😄
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 18, 2016 9:16 PM CST
I hope that neighbor doesn't react as badly as I do to these trees. The leaves were huge and a foot deep. I had to wear an air mask when raking them up. I couldn't leave the leaves on the ground because they choked everything else out.

We finally cut the tree down - I was the only one in the family willing to rake and the tree practically killed me every winter.

Daisy
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Aug 18, 2016 9:27 PM CST
DaisyI said:I hope that neighbor doesn't react as badly as I do to these trees. The leaves were huge and a foot deep. I had to wear an air mask when raking them up. I couldn't leave the leaves on the ground because they choked everything else out.

We finally cut the tree down - I was the only one in the family willing to rake and the tree practically killed me every winter.

Daisy


I'm not sure, but I'm donating the seedling to outdoor botanical gardens.
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Aug 19, 2016 5:43 PM CST
I love sycamores. They're one of my favorite trees.
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DaisyI
Aug 19, 2016 6:58 PM CST
Obviously NOT allergic!
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