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What is this plant? Hi! New to everything gardening

Hello! Soooo, I've never been that successful at growing anything (I think most plants consider me to be somewhat of a mass murderer) but that hasn't deterred me from trying to develop a small "garden" of herbs on my kitchen window sill.
I bought some seeds from the store and put them in a pot, and, weelllll look at me - something actually grew! More importantly, they have stayed alive!
However, I don't think that what has grown is what was supposed to be in the package. Specifically, I bought some oregano, and what grew is my biggest success story, but I have some doubts as to what it really is... I didn't think oregano had small, little spikes on the stem, but this one does. And they really hurt when they prick you. They are very small and almost translucent. I have looked online to find anything like it, but I don't even know where to begin. Anything I've seen with oregano makes no mention of these thorny-things...
I've uploaded a couple of pictures... can anyone let me know what it is?
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Re: What is this plant? Hi! New to everything gardening

Welcome! :)

I moved your post from the welcome category to the Plant ID forum and updated your title so others know this is a Plant ID topic. ;)

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Re: What is this plant? Hi! New to everything gardening

Looks like stinging nettle to me.

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Re: What is this plant? Hi! New to everything gardening

Yup! I'm not used to seeing it so stretched out like that, but that's because it's not getting as much sunlight as it wants. But yes stinging nettle. It is a useful medicinal and great for your compost pile, but yes, definitely ouchy. And no relation to oregano.
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Re: What is this plant? Hi! New to everything gardening

Thank you so much! I think it will be going in the compost tonight :( oh well, better luck next time :)

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Re: What is this plant? Hi! New to everything gardening

OMG, you grew a nettle. Tough luck haha, I once grew a poison ivy by accident
When I wait 3 months for my mango seedling to sprout, and then it damps off.
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A Happy Seedling wrote: I once grew a poison ivy by accident
OMG OMG !! Hilarious !!!
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Mr_bobo_ wrote:
A Happy Seedling wrote: I once grew a poison ivy by accident
OMG OMG !! Hilarious !!!
Not for me... :P
When I pruned the 'mystery plant' I of course touched it...
then I realized it had a 3-leaflet pattern and then I got a rash.
So yeah, lesson: Don't grow poison ivy as a houseplant! :lol: Even by accident.
When I wait 3 months for my mango seedling to sprout, and then it damps off.
:evil:



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