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    06 / 26 / 2021

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    Christi Ware


Popping up all over my shade garden. Leaves are glossy with an orangish tint. Growing out from deep tubers.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I want to add that if this does not have a woody stem, with the “tuberous root” might be poke weed (Phytolacca decandra)? Check out the included link below for more information. Best wishes!

    June 28th, 2021 at 12:06pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You could also click variety tabs for other mentioned species to view their diagnostic keys from this link below.

    June 28th, 2021 at 9:41am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    It’s hard to tell at this stage. I’m unable to see their leaf buds details and could only speculate for now. If these are woody type of plants, to my eyes these leaves look like a handful species. Some of these are the American persimmon (Diospyros virginia), a type of tupelo (Nyssa, possible N. sylvatica? ), Carolina Laurelcherry (Prunus caroliniana), sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum) etc… I can’t see any terminal buds of the Tupelo and leaning toward the American persimmon (?). This only a pure speculation. Perhaps you could resubmit with photo of the “tuberous” roots. The other suggestion is to let one specimen grows more mature give us an update. For now check out these links for images of some these species from these included links. Copy & paste to open the sites. Best wishes!

    June 28th, 2021 at 8:25am

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