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New Mexico
christee42
Jun 3, 2018 10:25 AM CST
Hello, all! I'm so grateful for this community of plant enthusiasts! Anyone know what this is?

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Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Jun 3, 2018 11:09 AM CST
The leaves immediately make me think it's in the legume family. That's not very helpful though because it's a huge family.

There are some categorizations here: https://www.wildflowers-and-we...

Hopefully that provides a starting point until somebody else comes along. Do you know if it has flowered?
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New Mexico
christee42
Jun 3, 2018 11:10 AM CST
Nope, no flowers yet...
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DaisyI
Jun 3, 2018 5:26 PM CST
Ah-oh! Looks like a root sucker from a Locust tree. Do you see any trees in your neighbors' yards?
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blue23rose
Jun 3, 2018 7:06 PM CST
Not sure what kind of locust yours is, but my sister has bristly locust 'Robinia hispida', on her property and the leaves look like that. I tried to grow a start of it but it died. There isn't a picture of the leaves in the database, but here is a link to a pic at the Morton ARboretum. It is beautiful in bloom.

http://www.mortonarb.org/trees...
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New Mexico
christee42
Jun 3, 2018 8:19 PM CST
Hurray! Thank You!
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sooby
Jun 4, 2018 4:21 AM CST
There's also a New Mexico Locust Robinia neomexicana. Are there any thorns on the plant?

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflow...
New Mexico
christee42
Jun 4, 2018 7:47 AM CST
No, no thorns
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sooby
Jun 4, 2018 7:57 AM CST
On some branches the leaves look opposite, I'm not sure about others. If the leaves (the compound ones, not the leaflets) are opposite it's not a Robinia. It's possible the thorns are missing from a young plant but "grown up" robinias have thorns.
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DaisyI
Jun 4, 2018 2:06 PM CST
I suspect its a thornless Honey Locust.

https://www.google.com/search?...:
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 4, 2018 2:20 PM CST
The plant needing an ID has red bristles on the stems and the leaves are alternate.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 4, 2018 2:33 PM CST
HamiltonSquare said:The plant needing an ID has red bristles on the stems and the leaves are alternate.


To me they look alternate on the left but those on the branches on the right seem more opposite.

Daisy I think the leaves are too rounded to be thornless honey locust (which also doesn't have the red bristles HamiltonSquare mentioned). I just went and picked a leaf off my thornless honey locust. The shape of leaflets on the ID plant look more like Robinia, but are there any other possibilities?

Thornless honey locust leaf:


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HamiltonSquare
Jun 4, 2018 2:54 PM CST
I see tripinnately compound leaves that are opposite. edited to tri from bi.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 4, 2018 3:00 PM CST
Interesting that you should say that, I was pondering if they were bipinnately compound when I was looking at Caesalpinia as a possibility.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 4, 2018 3:57 PM CST
HamiltonSquare said:The plant needing an ID has red bristles on the stems and the leaves are alternate.


Bristles? Ack! Back to thinking....

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sooby
Jun 4, 2018 4:11 PM CST
It was the bristles that made me think of Caesalpinia then I started doubting that I was maybe seeing bi-pinnate leaves. I think there are some that are native to New Mexico.

There's this one but the veins look more noticeable than in the ID plant:

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