Plant ID forum: Is this a weed

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McLean, Virginia
HenryV
Oct 1, 2017 11:43 AM CST
Can anyone tell me if this is something I should keep in my yard?. See attached I am sending a picture of the leaves.The plant is about 5 foot high?.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 1, 2017 12:14 PM CST
Hi and welcome. It might give us more clue to the plant's ID if you could give us a picture of the whole plant. i.e. if it is a shrub, or a tree, or a clump etc.
Elaine

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Name: greene
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greene
Oct 1, 2017 12:16 PM CST
Reminds me of a Rhus copallina but that may be wrong. I like the photos and look forward to learning the identity.

Edited to add:
I must have my wings on crooked!!
Might be this one:
Euonymus alatus (Winged Burning-bush)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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McLean, Virginia
HenryV
Oct 1, 2017 1:33 PM CST
I underestimated the height. It is higher . Probably 7feet. The broom is for scale. Thank you for your quick response.
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Oct 1, 2017 1:59 PM CST
I also think it is Euonymus alatus, will not be to long now for the great red fall colors if so.
McLean, Virginia
HenryV
Oct 1, 2017 4:58 PM CST
Thank you,

I have a vague recollection that it does become red in the fall. So it is most likely Euonymus alatus. I will try to remember to post a picture of it when it turns red. After that, I still do not know what I will do with it.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 1, 2017 5:10 PM CST
While you decide whether or not to keep it, you could keep adding photos to the NGA database; never enough photos. Always room for more!
Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus)
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
McLean, Virginia
HenryV
Oct 2, 2017 9:17 AM CST
When (if) it turns red, I will try to post it.

Thank you

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