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May 15, 2017 8:55 PM CST
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Can anyone help me identify these three plants--they pop up in my yard, and I wonder whether to keep them or not. Thanks.

John




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May 15, 2017 11:48 PM CST
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May 16, 2017 3:36 PM CST
Name: Carter Mayer
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Welcome, John! Where are these plants growing (what part of the world)? That will help narrow down ID's. Thumbs up
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May 16, 2017 4:47 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
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The bottom one looks like a Bay Laurel (Umbellularia).. Are you on the West Coast? See if it has a strong scent. The squirrels plant them in really annoying places here, and they have a long tap root..

The middle one looks like an evergreen Viburnum that has escaped in the Santa Cruz mountains where I live. They are thrip magnets here, so I pull them out.
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May 16, 2017 7:52 PM CST
Name: Carter Mayer
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Do viburnums have compound leaves, tho? The middle plant in question looks to have odd pinnate leaves.
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May 16, 2017 8:30 PM CST
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Hi, guys,

Thanks for answering my questions. I live in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Based on your suggestions, I look up the images of the plants, but couldn't quite match them with each other. do you have other suggestions? Thanks.
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May 17, 2017 4:47 PM CST
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The Bay Laurel probably wouldn't be a match then...
I think you're right, Carter... I looked at it and thought it looked like being cut off caused several stems to sprout.. So never mind on the Viburnum either.
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May 17, 2017 4:53 PM CST
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The third one looks like a type of Magnolia.
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