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Help Identify This Leaf!

Posted by Handel 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 20, 13 at 14:14

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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RE: Help Identify This Leaf!

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 20, 13 at 14:53

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


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RE: Help Identify This Leaf!

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 20, 13 at 23:04

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.
Mike


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RE: Help Identify This Leaf!

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!


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RE: Help Identify This Leaf!

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 22:28

Break out the piano.


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