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pantman123
Dunellen, NJ

October 11, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9302265

Hi I am new to the forum and I don't know much about plants. But my mother was growing this plant Ocimum tenuiflorum, Holy Basil (also tulsi, tulasī). The plant died, probably because of bad weather or bad planting/gardening skills. Now there are two plants growing out of the pot. My mom has no clue what they are or how they came to grow out of there. The 1st plant grew pretty tall. The 2nd plant looks a lot like the Ocimum tenuiflorum she was growing, but looks a little different and she claims it doesn't smell like its Ocimum tenuiflorum. I would appreciate it if anyone is able to ID these plants. Thanks in advance.

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themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9302275

The first plant is a Cleome, spider flower. An annual with lots of seeds visible.

http://home.howstuffworks.com/define-cleome-spider-flower.htm
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 11, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9302277

The second one looks like a Chenopodium sp (weed).

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9302280

Some info on Chenopodium for comparison

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenopodium
pantman123
Dunellen, NJ

October 11, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9302380

Wow guys thanks for the super fast reply and the names of the plants are definitely correct after looking at the pictures. 1st plant is Cleome and 2nd is Chenopodium album. Thanks again.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 11, 2012
9:58 AM

Post #9302390

You are most welcome.

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