Plant ID forum: Watermelon?

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Aug 28, 2013 9:48 AM CST
Does this look watermelon-ish to you? It kinda resembles the ones I grew last Summer...but it is too upright and has me suspicious...




Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 28, 2013 9:56 AM CST

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Nope, it's Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum)

Buffalo bur (Solanum rostratum)
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 28, 2013 9:59 AM CST

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Personally, I kind of like Buffalo Bur. It's an interesting little native wildflower in its own way. The leaves do look like those of watermelons. Most people consider it to be a weed, though. The spines are pretty vicious if you step on them with bare feet or try to pull the plants by hand, even with gloves on.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Aug 28, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Thank you!!
I kind of like it too...those flowers are beauteous!

I've added the photos to the database.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Aug 28, 2013 10:05 AM CST
Wonder what it's doing here? Never seen one before...

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