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Old May 15, 2019   #1
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Default Wild Plant ID?

I won't call them weeds because they look pretty nice. They are growing in the shade of huge oak trees in our ivy bed which is right beside where we park our car. The tallest ones are around 30 inches/76cm tall. Do any of you know what they might be?
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rag weed. major sneezing for those who are allergic to it. pull it as fast as you can.
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Known as rag weed or blood weed.
You dont want this stuff to get started pull it up.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...GK6GtaZpKv_Pl8
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I had never heard of Great Ragweed / Giant Ragweed until today. The leaves are as big as my hand spread out. I'll pull them up roots and all. You learn something new every day.

What I have seen as ragweed looks like these pictures https://www.google.com/search?biw=11...30.pJwN_AKGkXo
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Salt this stuff is a real nightmare big time where I live.
It harbors glassy winged sharp shooters too.
Which by the way carry all kinds of plant diseases.
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That looks nothing like the ragweed we have in the north which has finer leaves and only grows to just over a foot tall. I'm very allergic to it when it blooms in August.


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That looks nothing like the ragweed we have in the north which has finer leaves and only grows to just over a foot tall. I'm very allergic to it when it blooms in August.


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I'll send ya some seeds it will grow where you live.
I fertilized one one time to see how big it would get.
Well over ten feet tall trunk like a tree.
Here is an infestation next to a field of corn.
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I'm guessing that's what this might be too? It's around 14 feet tall, grows in the shade beside a huge oak tree. It never has flowers - just leaves from early spring until Autumn freeze/frost. It started growing wild around 2008.
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my first thought on that is castor beans. some are fine leafed and others hugely palmate. large red herbaceous trunks which die every year here but they may be a tender perennial for you.
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Salt, I love that there are often toys in your pictures.
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Salt, I love that there are often toys in your pictures.
So many toys now they are more interested in grandpa's gardening tools - especially the water hoses and one shovel in particular. I will take a picture of it tomorrow in the daylight, you will under understand their fascination with it.

Thank you, your reply brought a smile to my face
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I'm guessing that's what this might be too? It's around 14 feet tall, grows in the shade beside a huge oak tree. It never has flowers - just leaves from early spring until Autumn freeze/frost. It started growing wild around 2008.

That looks like a leaf from a Fig tree.
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That looks like a leaf from a Fig tree.
From https://www.southernliving.com/home-...grow-fig-trees Figs are self-fruitful, so you need only one plant to produce fruit. Mature fig trees can be 15 to 30 feet tall.

It would be very nice if it were a fig tree, but it's just some sort of plant. We have enjoyed watching it grow, and have not seen another plant like it around here. There are no berries, fruit, flowers, or anything that looks like a seed pod. There are no plants like it growing around it.
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I have a native plants of Texas book somewhere I see if I cant find it.
I have more questions about it later.
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Thanks for your kind offer to send me seeds Worth, but I think I will let you keep your Texas-sized ragweed which sounds more like Kudzo {LOL}.

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