Plant ID forum: Mystery Plant

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Name: Marsha
Niceville, FL (Zone 8b)
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Marsha
Mar 20, 2017 4:47 PM CST
Can someone identify this plant?
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Please notice the casing the leaves are emerging from-resembles an inverted flower.
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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
Mar 20, 2017 7:03 PM CST
Reminds me of Sumac/Rhus, but this is just a wild guess.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 20, 2017 7:14 PM CST
The growth habit is like Aesculus but the leaves appear to be pinnate, not palmate.
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Calsurf73
Mar 21, 2017 7:37 AM CST
Japanese Maple ???
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2017 10:06 AM CST
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) was my first thought also.

I couldn't find any really good images for comparison but these are some I came across when googling:

http://n7.alamy.com/zooms/3aec...
http://www.alamy.com/stock-pho...
http://www.alamy.com/stock-pho...
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/...
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/c0b5...


If it does turn out to be emerging growth of Acer palmatum, we could use those terrific photos in the database!
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Silversurfer
Mar 21, 2017 10:51 AM CST
plantladylin said:Japanese-Maple-Acer-palmatum/ was my first thought also.


Acers have opposite leaves.
This tree does not appear to have opposite leaves .

Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 21, 2017 11:42 AM CST
The leaves may be opposite but also appear to be pinnate.
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2017 12:23 PM CST
@Daisyl Daisy suggested Aesculus, how about
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 21, 2017 12:44 PM CST
No, Daisy suggested Aesculus. Janine suggested Rhus. Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2017 2:19 PM CST
DaisyI said:No, Daisy suggested Aesculus. Janine suggested Rhus. Smiling

Thumbs up Yes you did, I edited my post to read correctly. Green Grin!

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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 21, 2017 3:09 PM CST
But... The leaves look like they may be pinnate, not palmate. Essentially disqualifying Aesculus and Acer from consideration.

It looks like 5 - 7 leaflets per leaf arranged opposite. So not Rhus or Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) - too many leaflets.

Leaving... Maybe Marsha can post another photo when the leaves are a little more developed.
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greene
Mar 21, 2017 4:41 PM CST
DaisyI said:...Maybe Marsha can post another photo when the leaves are a little more developed.


I agree. In just a few days we should have a better look at the leaves. Thumbs up

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2017 5:00 PM CST
DaisyI said:But... The leaves look like they may be pinnate, not palmate.

My eyesight is terrible and I don't know why I keep forgetting to click the photos to enlarge them ... instead of squinting at the small photo. Blinking I've now enlarged them and yes they do appear to be pinnate leaves.

It might also help with knowing the location of the plant in question.

Did someone suggest Fraxinus sp. earlier?

http://www.alamy.com/stock-pho...

LOL, that doesn't look right either ... I'm leaving now. Green Grin!
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 21, 2017 5:53 PM CST
Oh, Lin, don't leave. Just put a post-it on your forehead that says "enlarge the photo". Smiling

I thought Ash was a pretty good idea.
Name: Marsha
Niceville, FL (Zone 8b)
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Marsha
Mar 22, 2017 5:42 AM CST
I have had it identified as a pignut hickory. Thank you all for your help!
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2017 9:51 AM CST
I agree That rings all the bells.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Mar 22, 2017 4:06 PM CST
LOL, we had a few Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra) at our old house in Daytona Beach and I didn't even recognize it.
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