Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Anyone happen to know what this plant is?

Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 8:41 PM
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  • Looks like a black walnut tree.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, May 28, 2014, at 11:22 PM
  • Black walnut was my first thought as well. I need to look this morning at the base. Wonder what could have changed hose leaves?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 6:19 AM
  • The leaves look so overly smooth to be a walnut.....At least compared to mine.

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 9:56 AM
  • Good point, I had not even looked at the texture of the leaf.

    I've tried several plant i.d. sites but as of yet not had any productive results. Does anyone know a good research site?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 11:25 AM
  • I went to look at the mystery plant a few minutes ago. I thought sure I was on to something when I noticed the leaves were straight across from each other, since my black walnut leaves were not, but then there were some that were. Great!

    The surface texture was rougher as you mentioned Palindrome but ten I got online and saw picture=s of what was supposed to be black walnut but with shiny leaves. Another great!

    Looking at it and comparing it with new lack walnut starts, I believe it is not a black walnut, but what it is still eludes me. Also, I see no other ones like it anywhere near. (none have the white leaves but I meant even green ones did not resemble it)

    I DID notice is was in a real nice crop of poison ivy though. Could that be a clue about soil or minerals, or .....?

    Still lost, so I may bother John again at the Extension office.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 1:47 PM
  • Looks pretty close to the leaves of a hackberry....

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, May 29, 2014, at 8:40 PM
  • I am thinking the edges are too smooth for hackberry but this plant is obviously not quite like anything else so.....

    The UT extension is looking at it for me.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, May 30, 2014, at 4:16 PM
  • I think it is an Ash.

    -- Posted by abner_t on Fri, Jun 6, 2014, at 4:11 PM
  • abner_t sorry for the slow response. Friday got hectic. The leaf pattern does look like ash, but the smooth leaf edge makes me wonder. Most ash leaves I can find on the net have ridges or little teeth-like points.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jun 7, 2014, at 8:14 PM
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