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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Some kind of weed? Thorns and distinctive leaves

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tmtresh
Boise, ID
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #6901887

My husband and I just started a new garden. Previously the area was covered in annual grass and assorted other weeds (purslane, spotted spurge, bindweed). We planted sunflowers, carrots and marigolds. This interesting plant came up in the line of marigolds. I've never seen anything like it before, and I don't just want to kill it. The leaves are similarly shaped with watermelons. It has lots of spines- along the stems, under the leaves, and on top of the leaves. Anybody know what it is?

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6901906

Watermelon?
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

August 3, 2009
6:30 PM

Post #6902397

Watermelon plants don't have thorns.
It's Solanum rostratum.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #6902414

Oh, duh. I didn't see that part.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #6902447

I agree with Solanum rostratum, we call it Buffalo Bur here in Texas, the flowers are very pretty.
http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SORO
Josephine.
tmtresh
Boise, ID
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #6902449

Great! Thank you! Now I have to decide what to do with it. According to the USDA website it's a noxious weed in Idaho. But it is very pretty.

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6902495

You could keep it potted as a conversation piece.

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