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Plant ID Please

 
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Hello All!

I need some help identifying the shrub below. This plant is located in southwest Michigan on land that was bulldozed two years ago to prepare a home site. Soil is compacted clay with areas of standing water around. Thank you in advance!

<a href="http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/DimoDomo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsjcxpbg2p.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag114/DimoDomo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsjcxpbg2p.jpg" border="0" alt="Plant 1 photo image_zpsjcxpbg2p.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/DimoDomo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsuoao9sur.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag114/DimoDomo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsuoao9sur.jpg" border="0" alt="Plant 2 photo image_zpsuoao9sur.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/DimoDomo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsnlyzgreh.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag114/DimoDomo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsnlyzgreh.jpg" border="0" alt="Plant 3 photo image_zpsnlyzgreh.jpg"/></a>

<a href="http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/DimoDomo/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps1kmjnpdc.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag114/DimoDomo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps1kmjnpdc.jpg" border="0" alt="Plant 4 photo image_zps1kmjnpdc.jpg"/></a>
 
Dominic Schultheis
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Lets try that again...







 
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Location: east central indiana
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It's an eleagnus sp. Autumn olive and goumi are in this family.
At one time I think they planted them along roadsides for the birds but they don't
seem interested. They fix nitrogen. Some claim they are invasive. I planted four plants a
number of years ago and I have found a few volunteers. Mine were sweet scarlett goumi.

Pete
 
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Don't take my word for it just yet, let some others weigh in, but it's got a strong resemblance to some of my autumn olive and goumi plants. They're still young, so I don't know if they'll branch like in your pic, but they look mighty similar.
 
Dominic Schultheis
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Thank you Pete and Blake. I thought Autumn Olive as well.
 
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