Anyone know this plant?

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This has come up in a flower bed I haven't tended this year. It's up to about 4 ft. now. It is just one lone stem with the leaves all up the way up and down. I am just curious.
anyone know this plant, flowers, gardening
anyone know this plant, flowers, gardening
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Sep 04, 2013
    Sorry, I don't know what it is but I suspect it's something you don't want.

  • do you have any ornamental trees around there? close? like a cherry, crab apple, or even a bradford /capital pear? It looks like a tree sapling.

  • Patricia W Patricia W on Sep 04, 2013
    Its a tree!

  • Soemiatie Kooymans Soemiatie Kooymans on Sep 05, 2013
    Yes it's a tree sapling look around for trees in your yard or neighbourhood and you will find out

  • Lla223981 Lla223981 on Sep 05, 2013
    Does it have thorns? It looks like a Bois d'arc tree. I have those sprout all the time as I use Bois d'arc for pest control in my attic and in the landscaping around the house.

  • Barb Richter Barb Richter on Sep 05, 2013
    I have one that has come up in one of my beds voluntarily. I have some pear nearby. Could be ornamental pear. That is what I am calling mine.

  • Candy J Candy J on Sep 06, 2013
    Mine has grown into a bradford pear but with thorns.

  • Rose S Rose S on Sep 06, 2013
    the leaf looks like it belongs on a "sweet shrub" bush, but I don't really know for sure.

  • Alice Harley-Wosnig Alice Harley-Wosnig on Sep 06, 2013
    Bradford pear sapling. They start out as a straight limb and will bush out into a tree as it grows.

  • Karen Manley Karen Manley on Sep 06, 2013
    That is a Bradford Pear sapling that some sweet bird has planted for you.

  • Judy Judy on Sep 06, 2013
    Pretty sure it's a tree or shrub of some sort......a surprise some little birdie pooped out for you...lol

  • Linda Linda on Sep 06, 2013
    Looks like a weed I pull every time I turn around...

  • April E April E on Sep 06, 2013
    pear sapling most likely Bradford and everyone is saying

  • Kay Love-Wood Kay Love-Wood on Sep 07, 2013
    I'm with everyone it looks like a bradford pear or wild cherry tree!!!! Sweet shrub has a odd looking bloom???

  • Rita Patton Rita Patton on Sep 07, 2013
    I don't know, but it is growing everywhere here in Southern Ohio. strangles out everything. we've tried for years, since moving here to get rid of it and haven't found a way yet. we didn't have that problem when we lives 30 miles up river.....

  • Charlotte Kent Charlotte Kent on Sep 07, 2013
    Thanks very much for the help. So it seems I probably have a Bradford pear growing in a flower bed rather close to the house... Next question, if I dig it up and transplant it now in September before it gets any bigger, will it live?

  • Estelle Whiddon Estelle Whiddon on Sep 07, 2013
    move it after your first frost or 2 before the ground freezes, water in well, mulch, and water during dry periods if u live where it does not freeze the ground. Plants grow roots in the winter, tops in the spring and summer. shold do well as these are a very tough plant.

  • Angelique DeMarco Angelique DeMarco on Sep 07, 2013
    Yup it is those invasive awful Bradford Pear tree's that everyone plants cause they grow fast and flower in spring. Kill it quickly, it has thorns bigger and will take over a bed quickly.