SOLVED: Please help determine whether this is a weed of a flower?

Kitchener, Canada

I think it is a weed... but would like confirmation. If it is, how to get rid of it, just pull it root and all?

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Kitchener, Canada

Should have read "Weed OR a Flower"?

Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Hibiscus trionum?

Louisville, KY(Zone 6b)

I think it is a flower, but can you take a picture from the side of the plant. I can't figure out it's habit.

Kitchener, Canada

Here is a picture of the same plant this year, 2014. And it has a couple of unique buds. Not flowering yet though.

I looked up images of Hibiscus trionum and the leaves do look similar.
And it appears, it depends on where you live, whether its considered a weed or an ornamental flower.

Can someone confirm?

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Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

That flower bud looks like a poppy, for example, Iceland Poppy.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Yes, I agree that this year's plant is Iceland poppy, but last year's photo shows a different plant entirely... and Hibiscus trionum is an annual so...

Kitchener, Canada

And the first bud came into bloom this morning, a white flower, see 2 pics, an Iceland Poppy? Funny I don't remember planting it.

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Olympia, WA

I am always reminded of the line of a song when I hear the "is it a weed?" .........the line: "I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch". Another way of saying it is that a weed is ANY plant that is growing where it is not wanted!!!!!!!

Calgary, AB(Zone 3b)

Yes, this year's photo is Iceland poppy.

Kitchener, Canada

Thank you for confirming! Not sure how it got there but I like it!

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