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Old 05-10-2015, 06:12 PM
 
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I need help identifying this plant in my garden. I checked all my seed packets from last year, I don't recognize it. I checked all the weed identification sites I could find, the closest I could come was Heal All. But I don' thin so Lucy...
It was growing when the snow receded in SE PA (my location) in the sunny part of the garden bed.
When I figured out it was long stems I supported it with stakes. It would like to lie down.
Today I found on some lower, side stems these differently-shaped leaves (one by the red pencil in the photo)

Anyone?
Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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The pics aren't very good, but it looks like some kind of nightshade?
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Niagara Region
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The pics aren't very good, but it looks like some kind of nightshade?
I think so too. Check out Solanum dulcamara - I have these popping up around my compost area and although they are sort of pretty, I treat them like weeds. The berries are very colorful but poisonous. In my area (Southern Ontario) these grow wild and are quite invasive.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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Nightshade is also the consensus on another forum, I was just about ready to pull it out.

Someone on a third forum suggested Four O'Clocks, and I did plant Four O'Clocks nearby last year.

Thing is, I don't think Four O'Clocks could survive the winter we had in Pennsylvania, months below freezing, and i don't remember a Four O'Clock growing there last fall. its as if it grew under the snow...

Wow I just found pics of Solanum dulcamara
http://newfs.s3.amazonaws.com/taxon-...le-ahaines.jpg
That show it with the two kinds of leaves like I have, so looking like Nightshade again...

Besides, I also don't want Four O'Clocks in that spot...

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Old 05-10-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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OK that pic convinced me, it's Nightshade.

Thank you everyone
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:35 PM
 
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Damn, and all this time I thought it was called lamp shade...
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:45 AM
 
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I thought it was a type of pepper.

Four o'clocks grow from tuberous roots after their seed-based start - they can overwinter -
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:07 AM
 
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Don't be getting all abusive on nightshades. Tomatoes and peppers are in the nightshade family as are several ornamental plants. Wait until it flowers! It might be lovely.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:14 AM
 
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My vote is for nightshade.

I get some that pops up in my yard every year.

Nightshade, buckthorn, thistles are the bane of my existence.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Four o'clocks aren't that tall and woody, though, are they?

Glad you figured it out! I have something similar around the yard, good to know what it is.
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