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TREE I.D.

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Does anyone recognize this “volunteer”? The leaves are compound with 6 leaflets per stem. And they fold up at night like a mimosa.

11 Responses to “TREE I.D.”


Comment by
Jill
July 9th, 2007
at 8:19 pm

Do the leaves smell lemony?


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
July 9th, 2007
at 8:25 pm

Just checked– no lemon smell.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
July 9th, 2007
at 8:26 pm

Of course I’m just guessing that it’s a tree. It could be a bush.


Comment by
Jill
July 9th, 2007
at 8:32 pm

I have the National Audobon Field Guide to Trees – an excellent resource!

It is hard to tell (in spite of the excellent picture you took), without bark. From what I see with the leaves and the seedpods it may be in the locust family. That is just a ballpark from what I see in the book. You could (if so inclined!) check this out from a library, I’m sure it is widely available.


Comment by
COD
July 9th, 2007
at 11:13 pm

Cannabis? 😉


Comment by
Unique
July 10th, 2007
at 6:35 am

Daryl – that’s not a tree. It’s a weed. I have them in my garden. They produce yellow flowers with seeds. Kill it before it spreads.

Trust me.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
July 10th, 2007
at 7:12 am

But the leaves are so pretty. 🙂

Thanks.

[Aside to COD– I knew cannabis. Cannabis was a friend of mine. And that, sir, is not cannabis.]


Comment by
don
July 10th, 2007
at 10:19 pm

Mimosa? I thought that was a drink made from champagne and orange juice.


Comment by
Sharon
July 11th, 2007
at 3:48 pm

Have you been eating peanuts or monkey nuts as some people calls it. Looks like a peanut tree to me. If it is, when it’s matured, about 1 1/2 feet high or when leaves starting to turn yellowy and dry, pull whole plant up and you should see peanuts at it’s roots.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
July 11th, 2007
at 8:28 pm

No peanuts but it’s only about 3 feet away from our bird feeder. Maybe something in the seeds?


Comment by
Nance Confer
July 12th, 2007
at 8:39 am

Well, we don’t feed them peanuts but squirrels are always burying them in our yard. Could be a gift from a generous neighbor? 🙂

Nance