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Need to identify this pant.

Posted by eugeneb4 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 10, 14 at 12:12

I planted a few marigolds in my planter with my peppers to maybe attract bees or other pollinators. I'm thinking this is not a marigold. The leaves are different and the spines are crazy wild. The leaves are like an oak tree.


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RE: Need to identify this pant.

Definitely not a marigold. Looks kind of like something from the Nightshade family, but I really don't know. Possibly a weed. Is it growing really fast? I'm sure someone will identify it for you.


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RE: Need to identify this pant.

Its growing at the same rate as my marigolds. That's why I actually let it grow. I plant 4 diff species of marigold and thought it was one different ones.


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RE: Need to identify this pant.

Looks like Solanum rostratum, or "buffalo bur", and is quite invasive.

Joe


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RE: Need to identify this pant.

Thanks Joe! That's exactly what that looks like!


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