Probable Firmiana seedling from Helen in LA

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If you could please ID the plant. There was a lite drizzle at the time of the picture taking thus the look of texture on the leaf surface.

Hi Helen,

it is just a seedling, so I can only give you a tentative answer at this time.  It appears to be a seedling of the nice tree Firmiana simplex, the parasol tree.  There is also the less likely possibility that it is a seedling of Aleurites fordii, the tung oil tree.  Both are introduced plants.  As it gets older, it will be more easily identified.


Steve Hill, Ph.D., Botanist, SCNPS

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