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Anyone help identify this plant?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by CRyan, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. CRyan

    CRyan Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone help identify this "tree?" I am having a hard time figuring it out.
    • It is extremely aggressive
    • Sprouts new trees from its root system. So it is coming up everywhere.
    • The trunks dont seem to get much thicker - just grows taller (almost like bamboo).
    • There are now around 40 of them growing in this location - some 15' tall.
    • Long pointy leaves.
    • Grows well in very wet conditions (growing here next to a creek).
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  2. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

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  3. CRyan

    CRyan Well-Known Member

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    I am fairly certain it is not bamboo. The trunk is not segmented in any way - Nor does it leaf from the trunk. Unless you can point me in the direction of a bamboo variety I am not familiar with?

    What is in my yard looks nothing like this...

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  4. Dennis Nicholls

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    CRyan,

    It would help if you posted where you live when you ask a question about plants.

    That sure looks like a weeping willow tree to me. Those dadburn things gum up all the smaller irrigation canals around here.

    http://www.plantcare.com/encyclopedia/weeping-willow-2220.aspx

    Your photos were taken in bad light so it's difficult to be sure. A common variety of weeping willow has green leaves and yellow stems like this:

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  5. CRyan

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    The leaves are certainly willow like. Its just odd how this plant grows up from its roots. I wasnt aware of a species of Willow that did that.

    Oh and I didnt realize the forum does not have location listed under the names anymore. It is in Tennessee.
     
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    It looks like a fernleaf buckthorn.
     
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