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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jul 14, 2015 6:47 AM CST
This sprouted in one of my pots where I sowed seeds last spring, as i didn't know what it was I potted it up in its own pot, now it has grown a lot, and I still don't know what it is, certainly not something I intentionally sowed!
The leaves are rather big and smooth and have no scent ..
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 14, 2015 8:34 AM CST
It looks like Iochroma, but I can't imagine it growing from seed in Belgium...
probly a nicotiana.
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jul 14, 2015 10:00 AM CST
Thanks for the suggestion Stone! If it is an Iochroma, that would be interesting, but like you say, unlikely, as it not growing over here being a tropical.
I did sow some seeds I collected from my trip to Brazil, what came up were some Begonias, Cosmos caudatus and Canna indica..but i also sowed other non- Brazilian seeds, forgot now in what seed pot i found the volunteer.. Rolling my eyes.
Would the leaves of a Nicotiana sp. not have a scent when rubbed ? mine really have none..
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jul 14, 2015 10:25 AM CST
Some more info...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 14, 2015 10:28 AM CST

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It kind of looks like a young Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) to me.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jul 14, 2015 10:45 AM CST
I also had thought about Pokeweed Dave, though native American, it is also grown over here, I know my father used to have them in his greenhouse ( self-set) and occasionally in the garden too, but that is many years ago..
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jul 14, 2015 10:56 AM CST
I have also been thinking of a sweet pepper plant (Capsicum).. you know those big ones..I remember they have big leaves, I sometimes saw them for sale on the flower market or a supermarket as a plant, never bought one though, so am not so familiar with them..
I often buy and use the peppers though..
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JRsbugs
Jul 14, 2015 11:12 AM CST
I was going to suggest Capsicum Myriam, but you already have.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=capsicum+leaves&biw=1093&b...
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jul 14, 2015 1:58 PM CST
yes I think Capsicum is the best candidate Janet. I hope to get flowers to be sure..
The leaves of this Capsicum praetermissum look very much like it..
https://www.google.be/search?q=Capsicum+praetermissum&rlz=1C...
and when I see the peppers of it:
https://www.google.be/search?q=Capsicum+praetermissum&rlz=1C...
These look very much like the little chilly peppers I've seen growing in Brazil, also in the wild..so maybe it hitchhiked .. Hilarious!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 14, 2015 4:44 PM CST
Do you have any Basella alba seeds? I am only making a guess but could that be a possibility?
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jul 15, 2015 12:46 AM CST
Thanks, but no Greene, I've never had Basella alba seeds, I've googled the plant and its leaves look heart-shaped, not like mine..
Name: nell mcguire
north little rock Ar (Zone 7b)
nell
Jul 15, 2015 5:17 PM CST
It sure looks like poke weed.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2015 5:48 PM CST
My first thought was that it reminded me a bit of Phytolacca too but the more I look at the pictures, the more I'm leaning towards Capsicum.

P. americana
http://www.pestid.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Pokewee...
http://www.pestid.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Young-p...

P. acinosa
http://alienplantsbelgium.be/content/phytolacca-acinosa
Indian Poke (Phytolacca acinosa)

It looks a lot like Capsicum annum: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=capsicum+annuum+seedling...
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=capsicum+annuum+seedling...
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jul 15, 2015 9:54 PM CST
Thanks Lin, interesting site you found of the 'alienplantsbelgium'!
It could be Capsicum annum, but I guess many other Capsicum sps have similar leaves, I'll just have to be patient to get the first flower and maybe fruit..

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