Mystery plant 008

This tree can be found in waste places and is a native of eastern Asia.  It is frequently considered to be an invasive plant in the United States.

When you can identify it, please provide both the common and scientific names in a comment below.  If you have any personal stories to share about this plant, feel free to include that in your comment.




Compound leaves


Cluster of fruit (samaras)




Samaras (female tree only)


Trunk and bark


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images):  Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

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2 Responses to Mystery plant 008

  1. Ed Dominguez says:

    Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima

  2. Angelyn says:

    Ed, you are absolutely correct. And you were very quick to let us know the name of this plant! Thanks for playing along.

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