Please identify: Weed or Plant!

geebeescApril 6, 2014

Recently moved into new home with very few plants (always the five shrubs in front & one on each corner!) This plant is located between our home & next door right in the middle of the utility section. My thought was it's a weed that's been left to grow & if not, what is it? It's about 4 ft X 4 ft. Posting pictures.

Here is a link that might be useful: Weed or plant

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Eastern Baccharis?

Here is a link that might be useful: Baccharis halimifolia

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 4:10PM
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geebeesc

Thanks, I'm surprised that something like that was planted in the middle of the utility system. It really doesn't look like the picture in the link you sent. Leaves are very thin both in texture and in width.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 9:54PM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

They plant themselves in disturbed soil. There are several species so yours could be anther one. Without closeups and a location no better ID is possible.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 9:57PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

very poor siting ... it should have been planted.. closer to the house ... TO HIDE the utilities.. on the sight line..

not IN THE MIDDLE OF THE UTILITIES ...

if you decide on removal ... DO NOT DIG THERE ... cut it to the ground.. and treat the stump with a stump killer ...

look around the area.. and i am sure.. you will find peeps who did it the right way ...

shovel plus electric... is not a good equation ... be safe ...

just guessing .... the thin pole is telephone.. i think the buried boxes are cable.. and the big box is electric... at least in my MI ... oh there is a second tower right in the bush.. that might be cable also ...

a service like miss dig could ID them all for you ...

ken

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 8:03AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I don't think it was planted on purpose, just 'accidentally tended.'

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 9:07AM
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