plant id please

c2g(6)April 2, 2013

Just cut my meadow for the spring recently and noticed this coming up. Appears to be putting on new growth each day. I'm thinking it's invasive. Any guesses?

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Here is a link that might be useful: plant link

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esh_ga

Can you show a close up of the leaves? Opposite branching so that limits the choices considerably. Viburnums and Ashes have opposite branching.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 11:18AM
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c2g(6)

Here's the best I can get from my phone. Can click to zoom.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 1:02PM
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esh_ga

Another opposite branching shrub is Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis and I know that the emerging leaves look similar to that. It usually lives in moist conditions.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 2:15PM
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c2g(6)

Hmmmm. I planted a small buttonbush in the backyard last year. Never flowered but had a growth surge in late summer. I'll have to take a look at it and compare notes.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 1:38PM
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Carrie B

I'm thinking Lonicera.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 12:03AM
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jimbobfeeny(5a IN)

Definitely honeysuckle.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 3:51PM
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shadowgarden(z5OH)

It looks like honeysuckle which is very invasive. Kill it if you can!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 2:06PM
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c2g(6)

Heres' one last close-up photo of the leaves. There's a few more in my neighbor's yard and I'm noticing it everywhere in the woods. Wondering if anyone can give me a latin name for it:

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 8:43AM
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Praties(7b)

What general area are you in, C2G? That might help narrow it down a bit. And while some honeysuckle is invasive, there's lots that isn't. Lonicera ciliosa, Western Trumpet Honeysuckle, for example, is a native plant where I live--not considered invasive at all.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 8:02PM
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c2g(6)

@Praties - I live in Philadelphia.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:53AM
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