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some ID help if someone would be so kind

Post  beer city snake on Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:02 am

found this in my front yard during spring cleaning



dug it up and stuck it in a pot



and a top shot of the foliage:

re: the scale, that pot is about 15" across and the largest leaf is about 1" +/-



its a mess right now, but looks promising...

any help is appreciated.

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Looks like Rhamnus Cathartica AKA Buckthorn AKA Leatherwood

Post  DanaKoziatek on Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:54 am

I'd say it's Rhamnus cathartica. leaf size and shape look correct as well as occasional orange spots on the leaves.

It is a common weed tree here in the Chicago area. But they are bullet proof. I once dug a buckthorn in the middle of a drought in 95 degree heat in July. I bare rooted it and it didn't even skip a beat. Their roots are fibrous and black.

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Re: some ID help if someone would be so kind

Post  beer city snake on Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:37 pm

i did some quick googles on that and it appears you are correct, Dana !

the googles also turned up a thread on this forum...
so yes, i will keep an eye on the berries & flowers.

Thanks much !!!
kevin

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