What kind of weed is this?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by mysticokra, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. mysticokra

    mysticokra Well-Known Member

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    It has always seemed capricious and presumptious for people to deem certain plants "weeds", thereby implying that they are a nuisance and have no value. This gorgeous "weed" volunteered in the middle of our garden.

    We have no idea what it is, but let it thrive and look what it gave us as a reward.

    Does anyone know what it is?

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  2. kathy H

    kathy H kathyh

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    Castor bean, used as a gopher poisoner maybe.
     

  3. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

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    either jimson, or datura aka angel trumpet. how big is it??
     
  4. woodspirit

    woodspirit Well-Known Member

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    my thoughts exactly
    Datura
    Jimson weed has a white flower
    Datura can come in three shades.
     
  5. Cindy in NY

    Cindy in NY Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Looks like Angel Trumpet (datura). Check and see if it has a perfumey aroma when it first opens. As said before, all parts of this plant are poisonous!
     
  6. plantaholic

    plantaholic Active Member

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    This particular is on garden web with the purplelish flowers and is banned in many states because it is overly invasive.