Plant ID forum: Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Wilmington, Delaware (Zone 7a)
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DEDON
Sep 20, 2017 6:34 AM CST
My sister gave me seeds to a half a dozen different flowering plants in May. I planted a few of each. This one plant had no id on the packet that my sister provided. As it grew slowly over the summer, it produced huge leaves, some are 12" wide. Unlike my neighbor's Sycamore tree, this plant has a small leaf-like growth at each junction of stems. I have not yet retained the terms for the anatomy of plants. I just grow them.
The leaves do look a lot like a sycamore tree but, they are not identical. In the fourteen years that I have lived here, I have never had a sycamore sapling appear on my property but, this year has been substantially more wet then usual summers. I do have another smaller plant that is identical growing in my flower garden (smaller because I believe that I planted the seed there and other plants grew around it, stunting its growth.
The plant has had no flowers appear on it.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 20, 2017 8:15 AM CST
Looks like it could be a London Plane Tree, Platanus orientalis?
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Wilmington, Delaware (Zone 7a)
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DEDON
Sep 20, 2017 12:31 PM CST
Thank you, crawgarden. My neighbor's tree is the parent, no doubt. I'll be pulling it up. The neighbor's tree is sixty feet tall and 50 feet wide. I have no more room for trees that I don't care for. Best Regards.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 20, 2017 2:11 PM CST
If you want to see a lot of them at their maturity go to Longwood! Of course going to Longwood just to go is great!
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
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