Plant ID forum: What is this plant

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South Carolina
Araya934
Mar 30, 2018 9:33 AM CST
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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Michigan (Zone 5b)
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crazypetunias
Mar 30, 2018 10:40 AM CST
It looks like a willow tree. Not the weeping kind.
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East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2018 11:29 AM CST
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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South Carolina
Araya934
Mar 30, 2018 12:37 PM CST
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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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2018 1:32 PM CST
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 Wax myrtle (Morella cerifera) but I'm not sure. More photos and information at these pages:
http://www.carolinanature.com/...
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http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/m...
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Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Mar 30, 2018 2:52 PM CST
I'm pretty sure I've seen that growing around here. Do the leaves have a smell when crushed?
Porkpal
South Carolina
Araya934
Mar 30, 2018 2:54 PM CST
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.
South Carolina
Araya934
Mar 30, 2018 2:58 PM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]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.
Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 30, 2018 3:06 PM CST
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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South Carolina
Araya934
Mar 30, 2018 3:13 PM CST
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.

springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 30, 2018 10:48 PM CST
some type of mugwort maybe https://garden.org/plants/sear...

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