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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: The seed germinated but what is it?

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mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2012
6:42 AM

Post #9280919

I picked up this seed in Florida and planted it. It came up fairly quickly and has grown all summer but I have no clue as to it's name. Can anyone help me out.

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olddude

olddude
Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11)

September 20, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9281265

Try Acacia cornigera.
Scott

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 20, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9281388

Or jacaranda? Here's a pic of the foliage on mine.

What did the seed look like? If it had a big, hard seed pot shaped sort of like an ear, it could be jacaranda.

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olddude

olddude
Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11)

September 20, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9281451

I don't recall Jacaranda having the very large thorns as seen in pic 2. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
Scott

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 20, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9281538

You're so right, I didn't notice the thorns. Just looked at the leaves.
mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2012
3:47 AM

Post #9281812

It sure looks like a Acacia cornigera. I'm going to go with that. I'll let you know as it gets older if it Acacia. Thank you olddude. :)

olddude

olddude
Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11)

September 21, 2012
5:40 AM

Post #9281866

My pleasure, Scott

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