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    What is this plant?

    Growing on my dads drive its took about 5/6 weeks to grow to almost 5 foot from nothing, very unusual as each set of leaves is 90 degrees to the ones above/below it and its a solid leaf from left to right growing around the stem, the leaves form a cup to the stem to gather water, and it has small spikes on which grab any insects landing on it and doesnt release them!
    Its almost like something from little shop of horrors, very unusual but very cool in its own rights!

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    Original Poster

    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/Picture3.jpg
    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/harlzter/Picture4.jpg

    Sorry for poor quality took on an old SE t610

    Its a weed.

    yup, prob cannabis, lol

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    AshleyRFC;5604319

    Its a weed.



    A weed by definition is something that is growing where its not wanted, I'm looking to find out because I WANT one!

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    wickedteen;5604321

    yup, prob cannabis, lol



    Sadly not!:x

    Well it looks like dock leafs.

    Its growing on your dads drive, along with his weeds, its a WEED.

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    AshleyRFC;5604328

    Well it looks like dock leafs.Its growing on your dads drive, along with … Well it looks like dock leafs.Its growing on your dads drive, along with his weeds, its a WEED.


    Other weeds? The plants at the side are chives:p

    a weed could be a rose growing in a cabage patch so what type plant is it its not a weed if its were they like it its a plant but no clue on what plant

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    kylejohns;5604334

    a weed could be a rose growing in a cabage patch so what type plant is it … a weed could be a rose growing in a cabage patch so what type plant is it its not a week if its were they like it its a plant but no clue on what plant


    +1 Finally someone with sense!

    harlzter;5604333

    Other weeds? The plants at the side are chives:p



    lol, a dunno maybe its a very big chive then, but definetly looks like a dock leaf thing, they grow to about 4 ft in my garden before the first cut in spring, the stalks are really thick and ya cant get through them with a strimmer.

    harlzter;5604337

    +1 Finally someone with sense!



    Hey, I have sense. :x

    AshleyRFC;5604345

    Hey, I have sense. :x



    in the words of a legend stupid is as stupid does

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    AshleyRFC;5604345

    Hey, I have sense. :x


    Didnt mean you, just generalising as people often say a weed thinking that because a plant is generally perceived to be a weed it IS ALWAYS A WEED, like dandelions (some grow them specifically for rabbits or culinary purposes) looked at dock leaves but nothing like as these leaves form a cup from left to right to channel water to the stem.:thumbsup:

    harlzter;5604353

    Didnt mean you, looked at dock leaves but nothing like as these leaves … Didnt mean you, looked at dock leaves but nothing like as these leaves form a cup from left to right to channel water to the stem.:thumbsup:



    If your wanting one how about trying to take a little clipping and planting it in your garden?

    Or taking a little clipping to like dobbies or something like that with a garden centre.

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    kylejohns;5604351

    in the words of a legend stupid is as stupid does


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    Looks Like Rosebay Willowherb
    http://www.lifesciences.napier.ac.uk/courses/postgrad/wlfiles/SpringFlowers/RosebayWillowherb.jpg

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    AshleyRFC;5604358

    If your wanting one how about trying to take a little clipping and … If your wanting one how about trying to take a little clipping and planting it in your garden?Or taking a little clipping to like dobbies or something like that with a garden centre.



    Our local dobbies wouldnt have a clue, I asked them about aloe vera plants, their reply "You cant grow them in the uk its too cold!":w00t: (I have 1 in the garden and 2 in kitchen, just wanted more for their antiseptic/healing properties)





    I'm going to try taking a clipping before we leave and putting some rooting hormone on it. Thanks for the idea.

    Looks like a teasel. Under no circumstances let it go to seed or it'll be everywhere.

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    starsparkle2311;5604370

    You should see the size of the thistle growing near my front door, it's … You should see the size of the thistle growing near my front door, it's nearly a foot tall,lol, I'm keeping it there too, gonna see how big it gets:-D


    Thistles are quite nice when left to fully grow!

    Have a look in the neighbours garden, see if they have any, coulda just been a seed that blew over and dropped down beside his chives.

    This is a teasel.

    http://weeds.hotmeal.net/weeds/Common_Teasel.jpg

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    chesso;5604378

    Looks like a teasel. Under no circumstances let it go to seed or it'll be … Looks like a teasel. Under no circumstances let it go to seed or it'll be everywhere.


    My god I love you Chesso bang on the mark, may have to rething growing one myself then!

    starsparkle2311;5604372

    errrrrr no it doesn't:p


    YOUR RIGHT MY[SIZE=4] EYE [/SIZE][SIZE=5]SIGHT IS[/SIZE][SIZE=6] GETTING [/SIZE][SIZE=7]WORSE[/SIZE]

    harlzter;5604387

    My god I love you Chesso bang on the mark, may have to rething growing … My god I love you Chesso bang on the mark, may have to rething growing one myself then!



    Love you too Harlz:-D

    Just don't grow any down the allotments - you'll be strung up!!

    harlzter;5604387

    My god I love you Chesso bang on the mark, may have to rething growing … My god I love you Chesso bang on the mark, may have to rething growing one myself then!



    So a weed???

    looks like a triffid to me, have you tried salt water on it?:lol:

    Triffid - be careful

    chesso;5604378

    Looks like a teasel. Under no circumstances let it go to seed or it'll be … Looks like a teasel. Under no circumstances let it go to seed or it'll be everywhere.



    +1

    Bobef90;5604902

    Triffid - be careful



    lol.

    the worst book i ever read 'the day of the triffids'.. just bought back bad memories..

    Its a triffid beware!!!
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