Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mystery Plant

Hello Bloggerettes! You know how they say if you plant it, water it, and it dies, it's a plant? Pull it out, and it grows back, it's a weed? Well, I am just stumped as to what this plant could be. It started with hearty green leaves, and hubby said what is it, did you plant it? No, I didn't plant it, let's just see what it does. Some have said it's a weed. Hummm, don't think so. The stem is hearty and thick. I have also had someone tell me, that it's a poisonous Caster Bean tree. WHAT??? They are native to Africa! Where would that come from?? Then, I thought perhaps some type of squash, as neighbors have grown them. No little flowers or buds. So far just leaves, and some of the lower leaves have little squiggly white lines going through them. It is growing rapidly, and didn't seem to mind the hot, humid days we have had. Does anyone know what it could be? I had thought perhaps a sunflower? We will just have to wait and see!

Debbie

5 comments:

jeanetteann said...

Not sure what it is,but we have a few unidentifiables in our garden at the moment and we both are hoping they do something nice, as we don't want to pull anything out. We are never sure if they are something that has reseeded from last year that we have forgotten about. We leave them until they get too big then yank them out. No harm done leaving them for a while. xo

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

Search Velvet Leaf and look at images, I think that is it. Just a weed, sorry to say. (they grow around here like crazy!)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Thank you Faye! Mystery solved! Yup, looks just like a velvet leaf to me. Little flowers are starting to form, and this thing will grow 5ft tall!! Who'd a thought? LOL

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Well, who says you can't have a nice plant like that in your yard or garden even if it is a weed? The leaves are shaped so pretty so if there is room for it to grow and you like it...... enjoy it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!--
Shannon

Leann said...

I would guess a weed - just cause you said it's growing so well:)

Enjoy your weekend!

Leann

BTW - the rest of the garden looks weed free!