Looking for help identifying this very symmetrically leaved plant

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Hello Gardening friends
I'm still working my way through identifying the plants I'm coming across the most in my home landscape from year to year.
I think I used to think these was young Tree of Heaven seedlings which I would regularly pull, but now I'm wondering if they're not something more interesting and ideally more native.
They are very symmetrical: five symmetrical leaves and a clear symmetry to the branches when viewed from above.
Thanks in advance for any help identifying this species!
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Elder was my first thought too, though the leaves don't look quite 'roundy' enough, and it won't grow where it has been before. Is the 'wood' green and soft? Elder also has a characteristic smell.
 

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