Possible Fuchsia

nickrosesnJanuary 19, 2014

A month or so ago while looking at my current fuchsias to see if they have any frost/freeze damage I noticed a new plant. The only thing it could be is a fuchsia seedling. Its growing right at the area where the flowers would have been dropping at. Here are some photos.

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Merculialis annua?

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 3:09PM
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I was hopping it was a fuchsia plant, oh well. It does look similar to the google images. The only difference is that most have a spiky pod. I guess a bird pooped some seeds. There is another one that is right under the fuchsia plant. Should I keep the plants growing or are they invasive? It must be a tough plant because even during the freezing weather the plant was not damaged.

This post was edited by NickRose on Sun, Jan 19, 14 at 17:00

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 4:39PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Are the leaves fragrant? It looks like some form of mint to me, maybe spearmint?

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 3:57PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

The flower is not a mint flower.

It doesn't actually resemble a fuchsia very much and the flower is totally different.

I also don't think it's Mercurialis annua going by the flower. Although it's clearly a similar early rising shoot up fast weed.

I've never seen Acalypha rhomboidea - could it be that??

Here is a link that might be useful: 3 seeded mercury

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 4:12PM
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