knight_47
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can anyone id this plant? not sure if it's a weed or not

hey guys,

just wondering if anyone can id this plant? it's growing right beside my carrots and i don't remember growing anything there, it looks like a weed but i've never seen anything like it before. just want to make sure it is before i kill it.

[img]https://imgs.knight47.com/users/public/q47387downsized_0613091329ar191.jpg[/img]

[img]https://imgs.knight47.com/users/public/u15353downsized_0613091329g191.jpg[/img]

thanks

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applestar
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I do believe that is Datura (sometimes called Jimsonweed or Thorn-apple). It's quite toxic, although some cultivars are grown for the striking flowers and interesting seed capsules. Definitely not something you want growing in your vegetable garden! :eek:

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freedhardwoods
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It looks like jimson weed to me also.

knight_47
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i think that is what it is. thanks guys for the ID. :)

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!potatoes!
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yup, and the deserts of az would be a good place to find them... saw a fair amount of it in my navajo rez days.

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