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Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

Posted by farmboy1 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 12:34

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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RE: Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 12:36

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.


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RE: Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

Nightshade.


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RE: Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

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


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RE: Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

Solanum dulcamara - Woody Nightshade, I'd say.


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RE: Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

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


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RE: Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

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


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RE: Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

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


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RE: Probably a Weed, But What Kind?

No, it's pretty much a weed here.


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