Help Identify This Leaf!

HandelOctober 20, 2013

Would love help identifying this leaf (see attached pic)...

These plants are popping up all over my property... they are woody, and not particularly attractive... kind of spindly and tall, bowed over in a lot of cases. Some are over 6 feet at this point. The leaves are 7+ inches.

I'm trying to find out what they are... so I can decide whether to leave them, or start cutting them down!

Any help would be appreciated!

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Probably red elderberry, the part shown being a leaflet rather than a complete leaf.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 2:53PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

I think you got it Ron!
That would be my guess also.
They grow in the wilder parts of my garden and once in awhile pop up in the more refined areas. Then I treat them as weeds. At the edge of the woods, they fit right in. I like the white blossoms and red berries. They come right back strong the following year after being cut almost to the ground in the Fall.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 11:04PM
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I haven't seen any berries, but I think that's it! Botann's picture looks exactly like what is growing, minus the berries.
Thank you very much!

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 5:37PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Break out the piano.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 10:28PM
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