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what is this plant?

Postby jaikema » Jun 17, 2012 9:24 pm

we had some soil dropped off and found this growing out of the soil. I noticed there are others just comming out of the ground that are about 1" tall
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Re: what is this plant?

Postby Eeyore » Jun 17, 2012 9:35 pm

I really don't know but it looks like a shrub or tree of some kind. You could put it into a pot and nurture it until you decide if it is something worth keeping or not.
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Re: what is this plant?

Postby jaikema » Jun 17, 2012 9:41 pm

thank you That is what i was thinking! looks like a nice plant just landed on my lap. the leaves are furry to the touch, and the stem is green with redish stripes, would still like to know what it might be.
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Re: what is this plant?

Postby davefrombc » Jun 17, 2012 9:48 pm

I also have no clue to the identity of that plant , but the colouration definitely makes it one I'd hang onto and see what it matures into .. It doesn't look like a shrub or tree; the stems don't look woody at all.
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Re: what is this plant?

Postby jaikema » Jun 17, 2012 10:16 pm

you are right the stem is not that woody, also noticed that there are +\- 15 more younger plants growing (up to on inch). they are hardy the dirt was moved many times and pushed by a loader before they grew.
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Re: what is this plant?

Postby OGrubber » Jun 18, 2012 7:48 am

Looks like one of the very many varieties of amaranthus to me.
"Pygmy Torch" and "Velvet Curtains" both, are a red/burgundy.
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Re: what is this plant?

Postby Elena Zimmerman » Jun 18, 2012 9:27 am

I got Russian Princess Lobelia this spring and it looks very similar atm.
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Re: what is this plant?

Postby jaikema » Jun 18, 2012 12:25 pm

I think the amaranthus Velvet Curtains looks right, :idea:
thank you all for your help :P
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