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Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2001
11:16 PM

Post #8019

Can anyone tell me what this plant is? I put in a wildflower mix from Martha Stewart and only this and cosmos and forget me nots came up. It's about 3 1/2 feet tall...

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Philadelphia, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 8, 2001
3:29 AM

Post #91791

I don't have a leaf in front of me to compare (it's dark outside and an owl is but could it be Nicandra, which should be blooming now?
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 8, 2001
4:55 AM

Post #91817

Thanks, Trish.. no blooms yet... but it was planted later than everything else in the garden, there was a blank spot (horrors!) and I wanted to put some flowers behind my herbs... will research nicandra and see what I come up with.


God bless,
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

July 8, 2001
11:08 PM

Post #92079

My neighbors have it in their yard, they call it Hipocrite, false poinsettia.

Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2001
12:15 AM

Post #92097

I hate to say it but it looks like pigweed to me. I don't think Martha would approve! Here's a link to some pigweed pix. Check out the two on the left second up from the bottom...
Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2001
12:41 AM

Post #92105

Jerseyguy, you are right, it does look like pigweed... more than anything else I have tried to match it up with (of course I threw away the seed packet, naughty me

I'm going to let it stay for a while and see if it blooms... I hope it is Nicandra, I could use a little blue in my garden, that's a color I forgot to put in there...

Thanks for the link. Actually, a lot of those buggers look familiar... YIKES!

God bless
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2001
12:53 AM

Post #92111

Here's a pic of nicandra, The leaf venation is altogether different (as is the shape of the leaves) than your plant.

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Silver Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2001
6:24 AM

Post #92180

yep, you are right about that, plus the color is WAY off.
This plant is actually a chartreusey color and there are edges of a rusty red on the inner leaves.

I don't know if I should yank it or what.


God bless you for your help, Jerseyguy,

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