Hi Nadine, you say the plant stems are prickly, do you mean thorns, if it is really thorny it could be a bird visited your garden and layed the seeds of raspberry/blackberry, these root very easy and can tangle around the other plants, as they grow, wherever the plant lays on the growned, it will root and can become invasive, however if it is not this, then I need to get my thinking cap back on, good luck, WeeNel.
I don't think it is blackberry as I already have a ton of those and it doesn't look the same. However, I did think it might be a berry of some sort since the stems are prickly. They are kind of hairy/prickly... They aren't as bad (yet) as the blackberry bushes around here where it will rip you to shreds so maybe a nicer berry plant? One can hope!
I have to say it looks just like the sprouts of trunpet vine that are shooting off in my yard about 10 feet from the original site of the vine that growws up a tree in my yard. Do you have trumpet vine in your yard, or maybe a neighbor?? I bet it's a baby! If I can make my digital cam work, I'll take a quick pic and be back top post it for you to compare! If it is, depending on what close proximity it is to other plants you have, will decide if it's good or bad. I love it it attracts hummingbirds, but it can strangle out other plants as most any invasive vining plants.
Hi marzissa! I looked up astilbe and I don't think it is. It's stems are thick and kind of thorny. I've pulled one but I notice another one in a different area. I'm going to keep it around and see what it grows into.
KTsGarden - I really enjoyed your photos! I love the bloom - unfortunately, I just don't think it's the same plant. But of course, now I'm interested in the trumpet vine so I'm off to look it up!
yes, I wasn't sure if it was the same, just looked similar so I thought I'd post in case! Trunpet vine is GREAT! hummingbirds LOVE it too! It can become quite invasive though. Let me say, I have had mine growing up a tree for at least 10 years and for sone reason the last 3 years I have been getting flowers. Not sure why, my soil stinks though, so maybe that?? I think normally blooms come sooner, just an FYI for you so you don't get discouraged if they don't bloom. I planted wisteria that did the same thing, only bloomed for me the last couple years after quite some time being here. PLANT NEITHER TYPE OF VINE AROUND ANYTHING YOU LOVE, IT WILL CHOKE IT OUT!!!!
Occassionally I get these little weeds that look similar that grow up in my yard and my flower beds. I have to use gloves to pull them because, although it doesn't have 'thorns', it does have hairy little pricky things that will jab you. The roots are always pretty thick and white, like one long root. Not the little thin root balls or whatever, just a single thick root. I just pull them out when I see them. I never really knew what they were though.