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 plant identification rose of sharon normal growth hawthrone shrub sucker

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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.