Plant ID forum: plant identification

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Jan 21, 2017 9:22 PM CST

We have a plant backyard but cannot identify its species.

Could you tell me whether this is a poisonous plant or not?

Thank you so much.
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Name: Porkpal
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Jan 21, 2017 9:38 PM CST
A Loquat, perhaps?
Name: Elaine
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Jan 21, 2017 9:46 PM CST
It does look like it might be a loquat, but if you would please tell us what part of the world your garden is in, that will help to narrow it down.

Also the relative size of the plant is a bit hard to tell from your picture. Have you seen any flowers or fruits/seeds on it? If so, could you describe them? To tell for sure, I think we'll need to see at least the flowers.

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Jan 22, 2017 1:43 AM CST


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Jan 22, 2017 3:55 AM CST
Leaf shape/colour look right for Eriobotrya japonica... common name Loquat.
This one is in a pot and very young. It probably hasn't flowered yet...they need to be 2 years old before you can expect flowers.
Eventually it can grow into a huge shrub/tree.
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Jan 23, 2017 2:33 AM CST
Not poisonous.. and the fruit is delicious,although the seeds are huge.. I need to wear long sleeves if I'm working on mine. The hair on the foliage irritates my skin.
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Name: Lin
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Jan 23, 2017 7:22 AM CST
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