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Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

A little background...3 or 4 weeks ago I went on a tear and prepped a ton of containers with bagged soil and my home grown compost. I *thought* I planted herbs in each container....basil, clilantro, parsley, etc. One container however is full of plants I've never seen before. I'm not sure what is going on, but my best guess is that this container was one I prepped but forgot to plant any seed in (maybe I ran out of whatever I intended to plant there???).

So anyway, the bucket has 5 or 6 of this same sort of plant growing in there. Perhaps it's just a weed or something else that came out of my compost? Any ideas? Thanks!

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Re: Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

Favors the nightshade family.
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Re: Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

looks like a chenopodium of some sort to me.

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Re: Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

I unfortunately don't have a better answer, but I'm not sure we've got it yet. Nightshade family plants have leaves that are entire or slightly toothed, but not so deeply indented. I looked for the most similar nightshade picture I could find and it was this:

eastern black nightshade:

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https://extension.missouri.edu/explore/i ... hade02.jpg

but I don't think we are there yet.

The chenopodium, goosefoot/ lamb's quarters has much more shallowly toothed leaves

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JayPoc if you want to ID this, let one of them go awhile longer and see what it produces in the way of flowers. It should get much easier to ID then.
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Re: Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

I was thinking along the lines of eggplant, but I don't think that is correct.

Eggplant.
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The OP's picture is much fuzzier. More reminiscent of RG's photo.
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Re: Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

Jaypoc, do you need that pot for anything?

I'm super curious to know more!
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Re: Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

No...I can let it go I suppose. I'm leaving for almost 2 weeks of vacation. I have a guy house sitting/dog sitting, but he's got no experience with the gardening. I've convinced him to water things in my absence, so we'll see what survives...

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Re: Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

Personally, I have no idea, but looking up !potato!'s suggestion of Chenopodium I found Chenopodium simplex which has quite a similar leaf.

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Re: Ok...another ID this unknown plant thread...

yeah, there's definitely a few somewhat deeply-toothed chenopodiums. definitely not saying it's C. album.

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Are they fuzzy?

Eta: sorry accidentally hit submit...

This is C. Botrys. It looks a little fuzzy!
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