Plant ID forum: What is this plant?

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mmoram
May 25, 2016 8:05 AM CST
Hi, I recently planted some strawberry seeds but when they started growing I found some other stuff growing as well and I have no idea what it is. Does anyone recognise it? I live in Berlin, Germany, in case it helps because it is something local.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
May 25, 2016 9:01 AM CST
Welcome.

I think it is a kind of weed. Maybe Polygonum barbatum. For better guess maybe we should wait for that flower bud to bloom Smiling

Hey, is it gladiols at the back ?
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
May 25, 2016 10:30 AM CST
I do monarch butterflies and am 99% that's a milkweed.
They all have those same lines along the leaves. do NOT KILL IT, plant it, only plant monarch will lay eggs on. It's gold...
Brenden
Lititz, PA (Zone 6b)
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Sequoiadendron4
May 25, 2016 10:43 AM CST
bhart90 said:I do monarch butterflies and am 99% that's a milkweed.
They all have those same lines along the leaves. do NOT KILL IT, plant it, only plant monarch will lay eggs on. It's gold...


I was leaning that direction before I read down and saw your post.

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 25, 2016 12:09 PM CST
XiaoLong said:Welcome.

I think it is a kind of weed. Maybe Polygonum barbatum. For better guess maybe we should wait for that flower bud to bloom Smiling

Hey, is it gladiols at the back ?


Polygonum barbatum is a good suggestion. This is in Berlin, Germany. Welcome!

http://ydvn.net/mobile/view/2956.cay-nghe-rau-polygonum-barb...

http://idao.cirad.fr/content/oswald/species/p/polba/polba_03...



Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
May 25, 2016 12:28 PM CST
Now Persicaria barbata with Basionym: Polygonum barbatum

http://www.tropicos.org/Name/50132279

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2572009

It's location is generally Asia .. where did the seeds come from?

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=2...

Polygonaceae ..

http://flora.nhm-wien.ac.at/Seiten-Familien/Polygonaceae.htm

A list of species in Europe, each species will give location in Europe.

http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/taxa/floraspecie.php?gene...
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
XiaoLong
May 25, 2016 8:10 PM CST
bhart90 said:I do monarch butterflies and am 99% that's a milkweed.
They all have those same lines along the leaves. do NOT KILL IT, plant it, only plant monarch will lay eggs on. It's gold...


I think milkweed not really fit to the picture. They have opposite leaves and dont have that sheath like structure on its leaves Smiling

That sheathlike structure and flower buds resemble to Polygonum (now Persicaria). Thank you Janet to updating the new name I tip my hat to you.

It seems that P.barbata is asiatic plants. Not sure if that strawberry seed have contaminated with that.

Some of european cousin on the link that Janet shared seems close to it. Maybe it is one of them ?
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
May 25, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Haha, well what can I say, I am a 1%er, I accept defeat haha
Brenden
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
XiaoLong
May 26, 2016 7:08 PM CST
bhart90 said:Haha, well what can I say, I am a 1%er, I accept defeat haha


Hahahhaha... Hilarious!

By the way i am 100% supporting for monarch butterfly. It said that they live in indonesia too. But I dont think have seen them. Milkweed not a common plant here. Especially around my house. (Sorry for beeing out of topic)

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