Plant ID forum: Can someone tell me what this is #1

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feetsdr
Jul 1, 2016 10:32 AM CST
We've gotten this plant a couple years in a row now. There's wood mulch and a birdfeeder with sunflower seeds above it. I don't do anything in this area.

This has yellow flowers, prickly looking leaves and stem.

THanks!


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feetsdr
Jul 1, 2016 10:33 AM CST
Sorry! We're in NJ if that matters : )
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 1, 2016 10:42 AM CST
Looks like buffalo bur (solanum rostratum).
Surprised to see this in NJ.
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porkpal
Jul 1, 2016 11:45 AM CST
I thought it looked like some sort of nettle. Any number or "weed" seeds can be included in bird seed or any sort of animal feed. So it could be something that is not normally found in your area.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 1, 2016 11:50 AM CST
This USDA page shows a pretty wide distribution for it including Canada:

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=soro
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jul 1, 2016 11:58 AM CST
sooby said:This USDA page shows a pretty wide distribution for it including Canada:


That is one wide spread weed....
I've never seen it in person... Thought it was something from TX.

feetsdr
Jul 1, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Thank you to everyone! Very accurate and FAST replies to my question.

Sooby - I found that same USDA page with the map : ) Slipped my mind that it might have come in with the bird food. 2 years in a row : )

Stone: never saw it in person? I'd be happy to mail it to you : ) ??
Name: stone
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stone
Jul 1, 2016 12:37 PM CST
feetsdr said:Stone: never saw it in person? I'd be happy to mail it to you : ) ??

:)
After seeing the USDA map...
I'm pretty sure that it will turn up in one of my gardens without any help...

Unless you figure out how to eat it.... I'm not sure there is any reason to import that particular sticker plant...
Plenty of sticker bushes and itchweeds in my garden already.
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plantladylin
Jul 1, 2016 3:04 PM CST
Yep, it looks like Buffalo bur (Solanum rostratum)

I didn't know that could be contained in birdseed ... I've been feeding the backyard birds for 40+ years but thankfully I've never had that sprout from the seed ... those thorns/prickles look scary!
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greene
Jul 1, 2016 4:27 PM CST
The Solanum was most likely not in the birdseed but rather was a gift from the birds who had been feeding on the Solanum seeds elsewhere and deposited the seeds in your yard when they stopped to feed. After the first year the plant will show up nearby or wherever else the birds carry the seed.
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