Found these in a Bed

Asked July 28, 2018, 5:35 PM EDT

Hello, I was weeding in a bed for a client and came across this sucker - this literal sucker. I asked the client if there had been a tree in the area previously and they have no clue. At first I may have thought sassafras, but the lobing is not consistent through the stem. Any idea as to what this is? Thanks.

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

The third photo seems to have an entire leaf that resembles a hawthorne or possibly rose of Sharon. Hawthornes will sucker. Perhaps one of those shrubs was removed previously.