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searcher7105
Ohio
Posts: 8
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:59 pm   Post subject: Large heart shaped leaves-


this plant looks more like a tree! I has large leaves about 8-12 inches across shaped like a heart. The plant has had no flowers at all that I have seen. It has a woody stem. It is taller than me and I am 5'6" so it is 7 feet tall or so? I thought it was a tree because it started as a "stick" about 4 ft tall and as the spring and summer went on it has become very large. Is it a tree of some kind or a flower or what?




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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:46 pm   


It's hard to tell what your mystery plant is searcher. Would it be possible for you to take a photograph of it for us? Seeing the 'tree' for ourselves would help us ID it for you.

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calinromania

Oradea, Romania
Posts: 1549
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:40 am   


hello...
first tree that came to my mind matching the description (heart shaped leaves) was and still is CATALPA
http://www.inmygarden.org/archives/CATALPA-SAPLINGs444X300.jpg


and well, the second guess would be a tilia...
http://www.floracyberia.net/spermatophyta/angiospermae/dicotyledoneae/tiliaceae/tilia_cordata.jpg


is any of these your tree???
these are the heart-shaped-leaf trees that grow around here!

CALIN

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searcher7105
Ohio
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Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:57 pm   Post subject: No, it doesn't look like these


It looks more like the tilia but the leaves are not pointed and the edges are smooth. I cant think of what you call the serrated edges on the leaves!! but the edges are smooth on this. I have been looking at flowers and I think it might be a tree. If it is I will have to move it, as it is growing right next to the house in the flower bed. I lost a tee in the front yard during Ike. It was beautiful. In the spring it was full of beautiful bright pink blossoms. Then the leaves turned purpleish.

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