mattmaxgia
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Looks like some sort of shrub??

I bought a seed pack and don't know what kind of animal this is, please see picture. I am posting a picture of the leaf formation and it has grown to the approximate size of 5' in about 5 months.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=4 ... &safe=1&zw

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Here is the link for instructions on how to post pictures. It looks like you were trying to post a picture that is in your email. You must host that picture in an online album, like flickr or picasaweb.

[url]https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3724[/url]

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Mystery plant

Thanks for the tip about photos.
So here is the plant in question, that has sprung up in our garden.


[IMG]https://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh623/maxmattgia/mysteryleaf.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh623/maxmattgia/mysteryplant.jpg[/IMG][/url]

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Here's your pictures

[img]https://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh623/maxmattgia/mysteryleaf.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh623/maxmattgia/mysteryplant.jpg[/img]

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That is a strange looking plant! Now, I might be wrong, but when I saw it, I thought "Huh. it looks like A HOUSEPLANT called 'Ming aralia'."

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Possibly, but I'm not entirely convinced:

[img]https://www.earthflora.com/Artificial_Plants_Artificial_Trees/Fake/pgs_254.jpg[/img]

But you notice I didn't come up with any suggestions. I looked at all the usual flat needled suspects, cypress, cedar, yew etc and it didn't match any of them. So I'm thinking it is something exotic.

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flowers will help the ID immensely (looks like they're probably not too far off). to me it looks like something perennial and herbaceous, not a shrub. you think it's from a seed you planted?

I'm leaning towards something in the Apiaceae family. looks like you'll be getting umbel-type flowers, anyway,just from growth form.

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Oh right... maybe just power of suggestion, I was thinking woody shrubs.

How about poison hemlock?

[img]https://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/photos/hemlock_leaf.jpg[/img]

It would easily be as big as the plant pictured...

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Rainbow is on it. Poison Hemlock it is, and as the name suggests all parts of the plant are poisonous. It's the plant Socrates was killed with. Paralizes your breathing. :twisted:



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