First, thank you for voting and Facebooking and commenting and helping with the process of identifying the little guy since he sprouted on May 1o.
And now, in a most unscientific fashion, the tree in question can be identified as a tamarind, thanks to a Tamarindus indica tree seedling baby picture found on Wikipedia which looks EXACTLY like the first few days of our mystery tree’s sproutification.
To further demystify things, the second mystery pot to sprout came up with an almost identical seedling. Since two peat pots were seeded with tamarind and one with staghorn sumac, the answer seemed pretty clear. But that’s why we gave it a few days’ growth before saying for sure that the mystery is solved.
But solved it is, without having to wait 60 years for indisputable proof: Tamarind seeds!
The voting? Well, the trend was Staghorn Sumac, with double the votes that the Tamarind choice got. Nobody picked the “Something else” option – so next I will have to plant some “something else” just to see what happens!