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Plant Identification: Can someone please identify this central texas weed?

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tluck54
Granite Shoals, TX

June 12, 2013
5:17 PM

Post #9556779

I have a lot of these. They have little thorns near the base of the stem, so they are tricky to pull up without gloves on. They are very resilient and when pulled they usually break off at ground level and come right back up in a few days.

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vngarden
Seattle, WA

June 12, 2013
5:34 PM

Post #9556787

Ecballium elaterium, squirting cucumber?
sladeofsky
Louisville, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 12, 2013
5:41 PM

Post #9556789

Maybe Jimsonweed?
tluck54
Granite Shoals, TX

June 12, 2013
7:16 PM

Post #9556897

vngarden wrote:Ecballium elaterium, squirting cucumber?


Looks kinda like it, but mine don't have the fruit (cucumber) or squirt. And the distribution map I found doesn't show it in Texas.
tluck54
Granite Shoals, TX

June 12, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9556901

sladeofsky wrote:Maybe Jimsonweed?


I looked up Jimsonweed and I'm pretty sure that's not it.
SteveOh
Cherry Grove, OH
(Zone 6b)

June 12, 2013
7:27 PM

Post #9556923

It looks like a thistle.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9556930

Looks thistle-y to me too but which one?
raeben
Great Falls, VA
(Zone 6b)

June 13, 2013
8:24 PM

Post #9558319

Some kind of wild Solanum. A weedy nightshade. We have a smaller variety here in Virginia. Maybe this one is the dreaded "Soda apple" which gets bushy. Some have yellow fruit, some red. They are considered invasive weeds by most people.

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