tree with seed pods, and a greenish purple plant.

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  1. Mrs. Hankshaw

    Mrs. Hankshaw Seedling

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    Ok guys, need some help. First I've got a few trees growing like weeds in the corner of my yard. I thought they were weeds until I realized they were the same as a tree hanging over the fence from a neighboring yard. The seed pods resemble snow peas, they are grey in color right now though.
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    The second plant is growing in one of the flower beds. It looks like a tropical plant you'd buy from the store. I'm guessing it was originally a houseplant the former homeowner planted.

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  2. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Not sure about the second one, I don't have many indoor plants.

    The first one is a Albizia julibrissin (Mimosa Tree, Silk Tree, Pink Siris)
    Many people consider them trash trees. They are quite invasive since every one of those seeds will probably sprout in places you do not want them, but the Swallowtail Butterflies love them.
     
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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    The second one almost looks like a Canna.
     
  4. Mrs. Hankshaw

    Mrs. Hankshaw Seedling

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    Thanks! That's what I needed to know. I'm going to clear them out and watch out for others. There is at least four or five young ones growing near my fence.
     
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    I've been looking through some pics and you may have it right. I haven't been able to locate a canna that looks exactly like mine but it does seem like it could be a type of one.
     
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    Mrs. Hankshaw Seedling

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    So even if the second plant isn't a canna, all this searching isn't in vain. I'm now in love with them, I must plant some next spring. I've seen the most beautiful canna pictures. I can't wait to have some in my own garden. Maybe this little plant will surprise me one day and bloom.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I just love Mimosa trees and was thrilled to have some new sprouts. Like they say... One woman's trash(tree) is another's treasure.
    The butterflies and hummingbirds just cover them in the spring and summer. And they make nice little shade trees.
     
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    Mrs. Hankshaw Seedling

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    I guess you're right. I mentioned them to my mom and she went nuts. She wants me to save her one, she loves them. I may keep one and just replant it in a better place, I do plan on putting in plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies.