Plant ID forum: This plant just kind of showed up.

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Name: Mike Keough
San Francisco, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Mar 17, 2014 11:17 AM CST
Not sure if it's a volunteer or something which finally sprouted from seed we may have spread last year. If we planted it we have no idea what it is. Anyone know? Would this plant have a specific color? They look great, so I am just wondering...
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 17, 2014 11:28 AM CST
While your bio was um, different, it doesn't tell us where your plant is currently growing, zone? region? anything? On what date was the photo taken please?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Mike Keough
San Francisco, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Mar 17, 2014 11:45 AM CST
Interesting. The "bio" came up automatically, I did not write it for this forum, but it works for me. When I entered my profile I could not tell if a photo attached, did enter my zip code and could not get the Captcua (spelling) to work, so only think I am in area 10, as I live in San Francisco. The plants are on the South side of the garden, and get little sun. They are also growing in pretty sandy soil. Anything I can add, just ask. Thanks for telling me about my profile. Maybe I'll write something specific to gardening... LOL! Mike
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 17, 2014 12:02 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Mar 17, 2014 12:22 PM CST
My 1st guess, at 1st glance was a Nightshade…. Shrug! Not sure though….
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 17, 2014 1:02 PM CST
At first glance... I thought penstemon ...
After checking California penstemons... still do...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Mar 17, 2014 1:44 PM CST
Could be Lythrum salicaria.
Name: Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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growitall
Mar 17, 2014 6:19 PM CST
Appears to be one of the weedy Epilobium species.
Name: Mike Keough
San Francisco, CA. (Zone 10a)
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putitupmike
Mar 17, 2014 11:01 PM CST
Interesting, so many possibilities. I'll post a photo of the flowers when they bloom... then we'll all know. Yippie!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2014 7:58 AM CST
For comparison:

Epilobium ciliatum: http://sbwildflowers.wordpress.com/wildflowers/onagraceae/ep...
Our database has a couple of bloom photo's: Fringed Willowherb (Epilobium ciliatum)

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Mar 19, 2014 3:01 PM CST
Some vital signs you might want to check for Lythrum salicaria ..

http://vitalsignsme.org/observation/species-lythrum-salicari...

http://www.missouriplants.com/Pinkopp/Lythrum_salicaria_page...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2014 3:59 PM CST
Good links Janet!
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