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10/07/2017 11:57 am  #1

What Plant Is This?

I'm guessing it's not a native species, at least not to Algonquin Park. It's located at the east edge of the parking lot for the Western Uplands Backpacking Trail by the Oxtongue River. The shrub stands around 8' high and some of the leaves are approaching a foot in length!

Can anyone offer an ID .. either a sure-thing or even a guess?





10/07/2017 12:03 pm  #2

Re: What Plant Is This?

looks like a basswood to me, but the leaves are not tooth like


10/07/2017 8:19 pm  #3

Re: What Plant Is This?

I'm almost sure it's a  northern catalpa. Although not very often seen that far north.


10/08/2017 10:13 am  #4

Re: What Plant Is This?

Thanks "tents". I believe you've pegged it! I've searched "northern catalpa" on Google Images and it matches leaves, stem markings and form! The fact that it appeared right on the edge of a parking lot makes me wonder if it originally "arrived" by vehicle.

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