is this plant slippery elm ?

kitteh(6 ohio)November 21, 2013

I'm not sure, it popped up in the shade.

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rusty_blackhaw(6a)

According to the description on the Ohio DNR website, slippery elm leaves have asymmetric bases, which your photo doesn't show. Leaf veins also look more closely packed in their images of slippery elm.

Might be a related tree.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 1:19AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Look in the link for Elm leaves - doesn't look like you have an elm. Beech might be a possibility.

I planted a young slippery elm years ago now. Still have it but it is a very slow grower. I'm guessing you have a faster growing plant. Like I said, compare to beech. Beech have distinctive buds - which weren't in your image but that would clinch that ID either way. Also look around, the parent tree that dropped the seed is probably very near by. And if that doesn't help, visit the Name That Plant forum. They are truly amazing.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 7:34AM
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kitteh(6 ohio)

I think it is a yellow birch. There is one in the yard that I never paid much attention to the leaves.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 7:54PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I don't think this is a birch. Yellow birch have a finer tooth on their leaves.

FataMorgana

Here is a link that might be useful: yellow birch fact sheet

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 5:06PM
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