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Location: Grass Valley, California (zone 9b)
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Sorry for the crap quality, and thank you in advanced for your time.

All these plants are located within 10m of a river in zone 9b. Sierra foothills, California.
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Brown nut looking thing is hard as a rock, untie one still attached to branch. From a shrub sized plant.
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Acacia... Somthing. Has golf ball sized fruits/nuts.
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Taken from shrub sized plant.
 
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#1 looks like it might be hazelnut, which is native to the area, but it's a little hard to tell in this photo.
#2 looks like black walnut, which has golf-ball sized nuts which have a husk that is yellow on the tree, fall when ripe, and turn brownish-black
#3 is hard to tell from the photo, but maybe coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica)?
 
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Again sorry for horrible pictures, but heres two others:
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Shrub sized plant, looked quite exotic for my zone. Really lanky and multi colored stems.
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Shrub sized plant, found growing right in/on the side of a river.
 
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ok not certain on these but heres some guesses...

#1 looks like a bit like an amelanchier, serviceberry? maybe

#2 looks like some kind of walnut

#4 looks like pokeweed ---> http://altnature.com/gallery/pokeweed.htm

theres something familiar about # 5, can you get a better pic?
 
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