Very Large Leaves no name

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by ksmith, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. ksmith

    ksmith Active Member

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    ID please. This tree or something grows down by my stream, the leaves are very shinny. The tallest one is about 15 feet. There is only one patch of them. As you can see the leaves are as big as my hand. Any help would help. P.S. never see a flower yet, but my husband has been here for 17 years now and no flowers yet.
     

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  2. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like one of the large leafed Magnolias perhaps M. tripetala?

    HTH
    Chris
     
  3. Nature Obsessed

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    Yes, I would say some species of magnolia. I have many of them by my house.
     
  4. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    I think that your tree is in fact a pawpaw (Asimina triloba). They grow here in Ohio, shaded by taller trees. Big leaves indeed: these turn yellow early in fall. Blossoms in late spring---fruit is 4-6" long, ripens in fall. This is edible, with a banana-ey flavor.
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes: Asimina rather than Magnolia.
     

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