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OldWrangler
Spring, TX

December 19, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9362344

When I submitted this earlier I used the wrong picture. Let's try it again. SE Texas Pineywoods. growing near drainage ditch so I am assuming it likes water???? And thye leaf is about a small hand in size.

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Rlalique
Bristol
United Kingdom

December 19, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9362374

Sassafras albidum?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

December 19, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9362379

White Mulberry Morus alba. An invasive weed tree in your area.

Resin
OldWrangler
Spring, TX

December 19, 2012
12:31 PM

Post #9362381

I don't think Sassafras because all the leaves were the same and Sassafra usually has several variations on the same tree.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 19, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9362389

I agree with Resin on it being Morus. Very common weedy tree in many areas.
vngarden
Seattle, WA

December 19, 2012
12:40 PM

Post #9362394

It could aslo be Broussonetia papyrifera, or paper mulberry. It would be helpful if you provide additional images with different angles.

Just saying...

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 19, 2012
1:36 PM

Post #9362450

Hard to tell in the photo. Could be either Morus or Broussonetia papyrifera. What was the texture of the leaf? A better picture would help.
OldWrangler
Spring, TX

December 19, 2012
2:00 PM

Post #9362461

You guys are really good. It appears to be Broussonetia papyrifera. There is sure a lot of it in our woods.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


December 19, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9362484

So it was kinda fuzzy?

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

December 19, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9362562

Broussonetia papyrifera will have quite fuzzy stems on the newer growth, unlike any of the Morus clan.

If that is indeed your plant, it wouldn't be unusual to see a lot of it in your woods. It is a phenomenal colonizer from its root system - which makes it an awful challenge to try to eliminate.

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