Could someone identify this plant

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  1. woodstover

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    Hello, you guys are such a great resource when strange things start growing in my garden and I can't identify them. I need your help again. Thanks in advance.
     

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    Looks like Sambucus racemosa.
     
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    Too tall-growing for that narrow bed. I measured one on Whidbey Island once that had a trunk 4' around.
     
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    It looks like Rhus typhina to me, but I'm not sure of white-flowering cultivars....
     
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    Agree w/ Ron. Sambucus racemosa - Red Elderberry gets huge! If no other reason, move it to save the foundation and the side walk.
     
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    Thank you all for your ideas on species. I was pretty sure it would not be staying there for long, it is growing much too fast. I think a branch landed there during the winter storms and took root. It unfortunately will be in the burning pile before days end.

    Happy gardening to you all.
     
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    Lorax, Rhus typhina has alternate leaves placement. Flowers are different too.
     
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    I realized that about a microsecond after I posted, but ethics dictate that I needed to let it stand. Thanks.
     
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    Much more likely to have arisen from seed than a branch fragment.
     

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