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Mystery plant in my yard

Posted by MissMoss 5 (My Page) on
Wed, May 30, 12 at 14:43

Hello! Please help me solve a mystery :) I have seen this plant in my yard last year and I searched in vain for some idea of what it might be. I don't see anything like it growing nearby. This year I found it in my garden so I pulled it up and planted it in a pot to see what it will grow up to be. Can anyone help me identify this mystery plant?

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RE: Mystery plant in my yard

Hi,

I have two of these growing on the side of my house. One plant is quite large about 4. I thought they were tulip trees. I'm not sure if I am correct though.

Peaches


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RE: Mystery plant in my yard

Took me some time but i knew i remembered this tree. The Yellow Poplar, also called Tulip Poplar or Tulip Tree, is named for the tulip-like flowers. The scientific name is liriodendron tulipfera. It is easily identified by the lyre or cat head shaped leaves.


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