Plant ID forum: Sunflower?

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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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LynneHTx
Mar 29, 2015 7:20 AM CST
This showed up in my yard. It kind of looks like poke weed (i think thats the name), but the poke weed I have on the other side of the backyard has a reddish stem and this does not. Any ideas? Thanks, Lynne

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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Mar 29, 2015 7:26 AM CST
Looks kinda like a sunflower to me.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Mar 29, 2015 8:29 AM CST
It does to me, as well. Are the stems and leaves hairy?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 29, 2015 10:20 AM CST
Possibly a species of Physalis
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Mar 29, 2015 11:00 AM CST
The stems and leaves are hairy. I do have a bird feeder in the backyard so it could be sunflowers.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Mar 29, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Very common for it to happen. I kept mine and the birds flock to them.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 29, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Hi Lynne, here is a link from the LBJ Wildflower center on Physalis (ground cherry, tomatillo, etc) for comparison.

http://www.wildflower.org/plants
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Mar 29, 2015 11:40 AM CST
The plant is nearly 2 feet tall and the leaves are about 6x8 inches. I checked the ground cherry - it seems to be smaller than this. Am leaning towards sunflower, but could be convinced otherwise.

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