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Plant Identification: SOLVED: This tall stranger rose out of a bed of dwarf ruellia

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LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 24, 2012
1:19 PM

Post #9366187

Does anyone know what this is?

I'm curious and kinda partial to keeping it but I've been seriously burned by following that notion before.
Would like to know if this is a weed or just an unusual volunteer. I've never seen it around here.

TIA ~ Łaz

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 24, 2012
3:55 PM

Post #9366244

Merry Christmas, Lazlo!!! Your plant looks to me like a stunted sunflower, possibly deposited there by a bird or rat OR squirrel.
SoooSirius
Municipality of Murr, PA

December 28, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9369008

I'm going to put forth the guess that it is something in the Oenothera family. It seems to have mildew.
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9369070

Sooo, the mildew was the reason for my guess - every sunflower I've ever seen was covered in mildew! LOL

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

December 28, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9369085

I'm thinking Oenothera too, very possibly Oenothera biennis.
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9369090

You guys are probably correct - I was purely guessing.

LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9369312


I've checked out a lot of pics of Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) and I am inclined to agree with SS and pdf . . . btw, it is not mildew. LOL - - that is good old Texas dirt - - we haven't had rain in more than 60 days and that is just good old dirt, Texas style.

My thanks to everyone for pitching in on this one.

Happy New Year !

~ Łaz

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