I planted a gala apple seed in a small pot and left it outside. I thought the plant I got was, indeed, an apple tree. But I fear it is not. Can anyone tell me what plant (likely weed) this is?
I was hoping this was an apple tree
You should show an image of the whole plant, in addition to the closeup provided.
That is definitely NOT an apple tree (Malus sp.), but rather an herbaceous annual weed species.