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Plant Identification: Red stemmed mystery plant

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walkbyfaith79
Statesboro, GA

September 22, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9667454

Hey friends. Anybody know what this is? I think it normally has larger leaves but his suffered an attack of some slugs. I think I planted it (not a weed) and I think it is some sort of edible...but that's just a guess. Feedback?
Thanks!

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purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2013
9:20 AM

Post #9667982

Could it be Mirabilis jalapa? (4'o'clocks.) They are under attack here currently, and sometimes have red stems like that.
Windy
Belleville , IL
(Zone 6b)

September 23, 2013
3:14 PM

Post #9668230

My weed pokeweed has red stems. It maybe ate your plant. lol
here is a pic from the PlantFiles showing the red stems
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/11132

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walkbyfaith79
Statesboro, GA

September 24, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9668728

Hmmm good guesses. I am thinking pokeweed is the most probable Either way I think it's going to be pulled up. I just hated to pull up something I planted on purpose and forgot about (It happens more often that I care to admit) Thanks gardening friends!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9668772

I think pokeweed too- just saw a bedraggled one in the park, same little pitiful leaves and bright red stems.
greene33
Vernonburg, GA

September 24, 2013
8:52 AM

Post #9668930

Saw this request for a plant ID on a different forum site and answered it there as 'pokeweed' also.
Windy
Belleville , IL
(Zone 6b)

September 24, 2013
2:53 PM

Post #9669261

Sometimes if I see a weed is being eaten over my more favored plants I will leave it . Bugs don't care if it is a weed and sometimes prefer to chew it.

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