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Old 05-29-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: The Mitten
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Hey everyone! I went outside this morning to check my garden and plants in my yard, I noticed a new weed that needed plucking. I was ready to have a tug-of-war with this weed, so I went in low and pulled hard, ready if the weed roots took a deep hold. Meh, it wasn't that hard but now I have this plant in my hand, I noticed it wasn't a weed but possibly a tree.

It was about five, maybe six inches long. With root it had to be 10 inches total. Four oval-shaped, green leaves at the top, and in the middle was a large seed or small acorn, about the size of a thumb nail. Usually I pluck-n-chuck weeds right into the grass to be mowed over later, but not this time. I took it inside and put it in a pot.

I do hope it is a tree and not a weed in disguise. Growing a weed in my house would be foolish and I would feel pretty odd.
Edit: Hmm, the image is there!
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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Are those leaves prickly?



If it's a weed, don't feel foolish or odd...my husband has been lovingly caring for a large plant in the garden for a few years now. He even built a trellis for his plant to climb. It's the only growing thing in our garden that he has taken an interest in.

I don't have the heart to tell him it's a weed.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:13 PM
 
Location: The Mitten
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Not prickly, soft. The stem felt smooth but hard, and the root was probably as thick as plastic frame glasses. Additionally, it was so strong nothing i did allowed it to bend or break it.

My sister has asked me to cut some trees and bushes for her. One she thought was lavender. I couldn't tell her it wasn't lavender at all but a tall tree. I cut it down to stand as high as her deck.

Growing a weed outside is one thing, bringing it in and in a pot is much different.
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:02 PM
 
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Looks like a variety of poison ivy to me. Check and compare the leaves with this web site.
https://www.google.com/search?q=pois...=1559192083087
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Are those leaves prickly?



If it's a weed, don't feel foolish or odd...my husband has been lovingly caring for a large plant in the garden for a few years now. He even built a trellis for his plant to climb. It's the only growing thing in our garden that he has taken an interest in.

I don't have the heart to tell him it's a weed.
in agronomy class i was taught that a weed is 'a plant out of place'.

sounds like your husband's plant doesn't qualify
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