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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 20 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Stafford

  • State

    Virginia

  • Posted by

    Dawn

Notes:

This plant mysteriously popped up in June (or thereabouts). In the short period of time it has been in our garden, it has grown to about 30 inches in height. New leaves are shiny but the “shine” goes away as the leaves mature. This section of our yard is shady and only receives a small amount of sun in the latter part of the day, if that matters. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Comments

  • Dawn Registered says:

    Hi and thanks for replying! 🙂 After reading your response and mentioning that it may be a tree, I decided to take a leaf off the mystery plant and walked in a wooded section of our property. In doing several comparisons to other trees/leaves, I found a match! I compared sizing, color and vein pattern – low and behold, it is a dogwood! Thanks again for mentioning “tree” – otherwise I would not have considered comparing the leaf to other trees.

    August 23rd, 2014 at 9:54am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Might be tupelo… (black gum) A desirable shade tree. Or… might be a sweet shrub. As fast as it’s growing, it may be a “sucker” on the root system of a mature plant… Do you have either plant nearby?

    August 21st, 2014 at 5:11pm

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