Desirai
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Mystery seedling.

I found this plant in one of my seed flats last year and I wasn't sure if maybe I accidentally planted a seed in the wrong flat or if it is just a weed. Anyway, I've been taking care of it. It went dormant in the winter and lost all its leaves... I thought it died.

But now it's warmed up and it is flourishing.. sprouting new leaves.

The leaves are fuzzy. The plant is very small. it's only maybe 2 inches across and the leaves are growing out, not up.

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Desirai
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Seedling #2 is growing in my flat marked "Bing Cherry" but I don't think this is a cherry seedling..

any idea? Is it a cherry seedling?

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The second one is not a cherry, but looks like a maple or sweet-gum. The first one looked like a petunia but it wouldn't gp dormant and then return. Could be a new seed that started this spring though. I would grow it on just to see what it is.

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That first one, does it have a woody stem? Doesn't it really look like a native azalea/rhodo? But is that likely?

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it doesn't really have a stem.. it's just leaves

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perennial of some sort, though...some evening primrose? something in that family?

it'll probably be trying to flower, regardless of what it is, this year. that'll help the identification.

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