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Mar 30, 2018 9:33 AM CST
South Carolina
This plant randomly started to grow in my mother's yard. It got rather tall and bushy fast. The leaves kind of remind me of a butterfly bush. If anyone can tell me what this is, I would really appreciate it.
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Mar 30, 2018 10:40 AM CST
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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It looks like a willow tree. Not the weeping kind.
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Mar 30, 2018 11:29 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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The photos are so dark, it's difficult to determine leaf shape. Can you possibly upload a couple of close up photos of the leaves and bark?
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Mar 30, 2018 12:37 PM CST
South Carolina
plantladylin said:The photos are so dark, it's difficult to determine leaf shape. Can you possibly upload a couple of close up photos of the leaves and bark?



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I hope these are better. Thank you.
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Mar 30, 2018 1:32 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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It doesn't look like any willow (Salix) that I'm familiar with but it does look familiar ... now if I could only remember what shrub I'm thinking of! Blinking


It kind of reminds me of Southern Wax Myrtle (Morella cerifera) but I'm not sure. More photos and information at these pages:
http://www.carolinanature.com/...
https://www.clemson.edu/extens...
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/m...
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Mar 30, 2018 2:52 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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I'm pretty sure I've seen that growing around here. Do the leaves have a smell when crushed?
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Mar 30, 2018 2:54 PM CST
South Carolina
porkpal said:I'm pretty sure I've seen that growing around here. Do the leaves have a smell when crushed?



Yes they do, it's kind of a sweet smell.
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Mar 30, 2018 2:58 PM CST
South Carolina
plantladylin said:It doesn't look like any willow (Salix) that I'm familiar with but it does look familiar ... now if I could only remember what shrub I'm thinking of! Blinking





It's sort of like that, but they have one of those in their yard already and the one in the pictures doesn't have any berries.
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Mar 30, 2018 3:06 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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It's driving me crazy because it looks like something commonly seen here in Florida too. Earlier I was thinking it reminded me of Barberrry or Pittosporum but I can't seem to find a match ... or remember the plant I'm thinking of ... I'm getting soooo old! Blinking
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Mar 30, 2018 3:13 PM CST
South Carolina
plantladylin said:It's driving me crazy because it looks like something commonly seen here in Florida too. Earlier I was thinking it reminded me of Barberrry or Pittosporum but I can't seem to find a match ... or remember the plant I'm thinking of ... I'm getting soooo old! Blinking



My mom thinks it is some sort of weed, but I can't remember seeing a weed like this around before.
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Mar 30, 2018 10:48 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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some type of mugwort maybe https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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May 24, 2018 8:32 AM CST
South Carolina
Thank all of you for your help.
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