Mysterious plant

Kat1111July 13, 2014

I wonder if maybe you could shed some light on my mysterious plant.
Few months back I bought some seeds on ebay, that were meant to be Venous Fly trap. Since planting the seeds, my plant has grown very quickly, especially after re potting it to give it more room. It loves the sun, always turns towards it and grows extraordinarily quick. I have already established that this is not in fact A venous fly trap but something completely different. I would like to know if possible, what am I growing so I can learn how to really care for this plant.
I have attached some photos.

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Can't tell from your posting if you planted more than one seed and some of them came up as Venus fly traps.

The plant above is a sunflower. Did the seeds look similar to sunflower seeds?

The word venous applies to blood vessels.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 11:07PM
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Looks sunflowerish to me too.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 11:45PM
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vall3fam(9 CentralCA)

Since Venus fly trap seeds are as small as ground black pepper, the seed of the plant you have would have had to been much bigger. What was the size of the seeds you planted?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 12:20AM
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I had about 12 tiny seeds that I scattered around the soil and only this came up.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 6:50AM
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And I know what sunflower seeds look like because I am growing them in the garden and no way was this the same. Thy were absolutely tiny.
And sunflower leaves as smooth and mine looks like they have tiny hairs, they are definitely not sunflowers although the shape is pretty similar.

This post was edited by Kat1111 on Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 6:55

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 6:52AM
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vall3fam(9 CentralCA)

Well, you may have planted Venus fly trap seeds, but this is not that. Some other seed must of been introduced either in the soil or by other means.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 11:18PM
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Sunflower foliage does have hairs.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 2:40PM
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That really does look like a hydrangea, Kat. Having said which, I suppose there are many plants unknown to me which could look like that. Do let us know if you find out. If it is a hydrangea, they are very thirsty plants. That might be a clue.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 2:53PM
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