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can anyone identify this please?

hannayo8hannayo8 Posts: 5
For a few years I have dug up this plant around a rose and fern. The leaves are alternate but I am really stuck. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you. I have attached a photo of the plant. The stems are solid. There a lot of small fibrous roots then a big tap root.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,863
    A sucker from a nearby tree?
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  • hannayo8hannayo8 Posts: 5
    I don't think so as we cut down the flowering cherry about 15 years ago and that was the nearest tree. Thank you for your suggestion though.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403
    I agree with @fidgetbones ... those look like suckers from tree roots to me.  It could still be from the cherry, but if there are other trees in the area I would look suspiciously/accusingly  at them too ... tree roots can reach a long way ... 
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  • hannayo8hannayo8 Posts: 5
    Thank you. The whole area is jam-pack full of plants and stuff seeds all over the place, a lot of it brought in by the birds.
  • hannayo8hannayo8 Posts: 5
    Well fidgetbones and Dovefromabove looks as if you are right. We went down the garden and found 2 ornamental cherries that are very similar to the leaf structure that I posted. They are about 25 metres and 35 metres from where I have been digging out the 'invader'. Thank you so much. I've just spent about an hour looking through weed sites and you were right all along. o:)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,605
    hannayo8 said:
    Well fidgetbones and Dovefromabove looks as if you are right. We went down the garden and found 2 ornamental cherries that are very similar to the leaf structure that I posted. They are about 25 metres and 35 metres from where I have been digging out the 'invader'. Thank you so much. I've just spent about an hour looking through weed sites and you were right all along. o:)
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  • hannayo8hannayo8 Posts: 5
    I humbly agree with you  :D
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,605
     :D 
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403
    😇  🤣
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