Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

farmboy1(5)June 17, 2014

It seems like a shrub of sorts, but the presence of a few of them makes me think it's a weed and should be done away with. Any ideas on what it is?

Thanks as usual,

vince

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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

It looks like a tomato, could be a nightshade of some kind.

It also could be young plants of giant ragweed..but I'm afraid I can't tell definitively.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:36PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Nightshade.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:40PM
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farmboy1(5)

Thanks, I too thought of nightshade, but the ones I've seen in the past were more vine-like, whereas this is looking like a woody shrub.

But from more looking around, it too should be eradicated though I have no kids or pets running through it.

Thanks,

Vince

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:49PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Solanum dulcamara - Woody Nightshade, I'd say.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 2:13PM
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pnbrown

Looks enough like potato that it could be a volunteer - did you grow them last year?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 2:21PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

No - that's no potato - look at the trifoliate lower leaves - and they're smooth too.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 3:08PM
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farmboy1(5)

Floral UK is spot on....no potatoes have been grown in the yard in the last 48 years, according to the neighbor.

From what I read, this doesn't sound like something I would want to propagate on behalf of various wildlife, correct?

vince

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 5:00PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

No, it's pretty much a weed here.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 7:02PM
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