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September 19, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9663892

Hi there. Can anyone tell me if this is a maple tree? Thank you. M

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Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 19, 2013
8:32 PM

Post #9664579

I am not sure.

Maples will grow leaves in pairs. At each place on the branch where they grow, there will be 2, growing on opposite sides of the branch.
When new twigs grow, they almost always grow in pairs, too. Over time something may happen to one of the pair, so you might not see mature branches still in pairs.
The flowers are small, often missed. Early spring, sometimes before the leaves come out.
The fruit has a hard nut like part and a flat, almost papery wing. Almost always these are in pairs, two 'nuts' connected together, and the 'wings' flare out. When the seeds fall they spin and flutter and can get carried in the wind.
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

September 20, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9665313

I'm like Diana, I honestly dont feel positive enough to give a clear answewr as many other tree's are flowing into my mind when I keep looking at the picture.

Is there any chance you could pick a leaf from the tree and take a picture of a single leaf, the present picture is at an angle that is not giving the whole leaf, well I could be needing new spectacle ofcource LOL.
That would give a better view and more likely a proper ID for you.

best of luck and kindest Regards.

September 21, 2013
2:09 AM

Post #9665781

Thank you both.
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 22, 2013
6:22 AM

Post #9666849

You may want to ask on plant identification forum.
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2013
5:39 PM

Post #9668330

The trouble I'm having even when I turn the picture picture the way it is supposed to be, is that while the leaves look sort of like maple leaves I don't see anything that looks like a maple tree.
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 25, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9670049

From what little is visible, I'd guess Datura, Ricinus or Begonia.
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

September 30, 2013
12:48 PM

Post #9674275

I cant see Maple for the life of me BUT am no expert on ALL different Maples, the ribs on the leaves are too thick and wide apart for Maples but that's my opinion.
Hope the answer is out there somewhere as poor Morgan will end up with a huge strong growing NAMELESS plant LOL.
Best of luck. WeeNel.

February 20, 2014
1:04 AM

Post #9772772

The leaves look sort of like Maple leaves. the ribs on the leaves are too thick and wide apart for Maples .

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