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Old May 6th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Could someone identify this plant

Hello, you guys are such a great resource when strange things start growing in my garden and I can't identify them. I need your help again. Thanks in advance.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Looks like Sambucus racemosa.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Re: Could someone identify this plant

Too tall-growing for that narrow bed. I measured one on Whidbey Island once that had a trunk 4' around.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:45 AM
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It looks like Rhus typhina to me, but I'm not sure of white-flowering cultivars....
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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Agree w/ Ron. Sambucus racemosa - Red Elderberry gets huge! If no other reason, move it to save the foundation and the side walk.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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Re: Could someone identify this plant

Thank you all for your ideas on species. I was pretty sure it would not be staying there for long, it is growing much too fast. I think a branch landed there during the winter storms and took root. It unfortunately will be in the burning pile before days end.

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Old May 6th, 2012, 12:31 PM
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It looks like Rhus typhina to me, but I'm not sure of white-flowering cultivars....
Lorax, Rhus typhina has alternate leaves placement. Flowers are different too.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 03:16 PM
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I realized that about a microsecond after I posted, but ethics dictate that I needed to let it stand. Thanks.
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Much more likely to have arisen from seed than a branch fragment.
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