Plant ID forum: Anyone know what this might be?

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tx_flower_child
Nov 30, 2017 2:33 AM CST
Obviously neglected, but it does have nice fall color. Faces west. Not sure if it's a vine that escaped from the other side of the fence behind it. (House is not occupied.) Can try for a closer look if needed. Thanks!
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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Nov 30, 2017 3:19 AM CST
Any remains of flower, seed head?. this remains me to Rose of Sharon, Hibuscus syriacus, but I didn't really pay attention to their autumn appearance in the past
Name: josephine
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frostweed
Nov 30, 2017 7:53 AM CST
It could be a Mulberry tree, they volunteer a lot. Smiling
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plantladylin
Nov 30, 2017 9:02 AM CST
The leaves do resemble both Rose of Sharon and Mulberry; I'm leaning more towards Hibiscus but don't know why. Both probably grow in your part of Texas; here are a few database photos of both for comparison:



Mulberry leaves can be different shapes at different stages of growth, no lobes, 3 lobed, 5 lobed

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tx_flower_child
Nov 30, 2017 10:16 AM CST
I'm leaning toward Rose of Sharon. I know that my neighbor had one but I didn't realize that it stretched across his driveway to drop flowers in my yard. However, he might have had 2 Rose of Sharons. His house is in probate and a lot of small trees were chopped down by his cousin.

Have a busy day today but will see if I can get a better look.

Do all mulberries shed a lot to make a 'fine mess'? If so, probably not a mulberry because it's too close to where he parked his car.

Thanks y'all for your help. Will examine further but think we've got it.
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greene
Nov 30, 2017 10:36 AM CST
To me it looks like Rose of Sharon and looks nothing like any type of Mulberry. Thumbs up
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islander
Nov 30, 2017 4:08 PM CST
I agree Hibiscus
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tx_flower_child
Nov 30, 2017 5:31 PM CST
Thank y'all. Had a chance to get a better look. It is definitely Rose of Sharon.

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