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Plant ID #381422

Asked January 08, 2017, 4:54 AM EST

Hi, I noticed this plant growing from a thick root in my back yard. I have no idea what sort of plant it is, any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks Dwain (Australia)

Harris County Outside United States

Expert Response

Gleditsia triacanthos, commonly called honey locust, is my first guess. We are located in North America, so check locally to see which trees are in your area. Some trees have large root systems, sending suckers far from the original tree. A grove of trees will form if the root suckers are allowed to grow.
I suggest you dig this sprout, to see if it is connected to a large root system. If so, you can find information about dealing with a suckering tree.
Jacki Dougan Replied January 15, 2017, 12:51 PM EST

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