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Drasmuss70
Jul 13, 2016 7:32 PM CST
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It has large yellow flowers and is viney and has thick hollow stems
Name: Der Thomaskantor
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bwv998
Jul 13, 2016 7:36 PM CST
Good evening and Welcome!

It will probably help if you could post pictures of the flowers. Smiling
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Drasmuss70
Jul 13, 2016 7:45 PM CST
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Drasmuss70
Jul 13, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Drasmuss70 said:Thumb of 2016-07-14/Drasmuss70/f48833

hope this helps


Drasmuss70
Jul 13, 2016 7:48 PM CST
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Here is the hollow stem
Name: Der Thomaskantor
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bwv998
Jul 13, 2016 8:02 PM CST
It may be some type of squash or zucchini. Let's wait to see what other members think. Smiling
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plantladylin
Jul 13, 2016 8:05 PM CST
Hi Drasmuss70, Welcome!

Can you tell us a general area of the country where the plant is growing? Those leaves sure remind me of Squash The Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins Database
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Drasmuss70
Jul 13, 2016 8:11 PM CST
I am in NE Iowa

Drasmuss70
Jul 14, 2016 6:58 AM CST
I don't see any fruit yet but crossing my fingers hopefully it is some type of vegetable
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sooby
Jul 14, 2016 7:10 AM CST
Welcome! Pumpkin maybe?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=pumpkin+leaves&client=safari&...
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plantladylin
Jul 14, 2016 8:17 AM CST
Hurray! It may very well be Pumpkin! Are you anywhere near Anamosa? This page states that in 1993 Anamosa, Iowa was named the Pumpkin Capitol of Iowa ... maybe seeds from one of the pumpkin patches in the area were dispersed to your garden! http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/AgDiversification/pdf/pumpkin...
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Drasmuss70
Jul 14, 2016 8:50 AM CST
No not near Anamosa

Drasmuss70
Jul 15, 2016 10:38 AM CST
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Flowers bloomed
Name: Der Thomaskantor
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bwv998
Jul 15, 2016 10:38 AM CST
They are gorgeous!
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Drasmuss70
Jul 15, 2016 10:53 AM CST
Yes they are and big too
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greene
Jul 15, 2016 11:41 AM CST
There are male flowers and female flowers on the squash type plants. Look behind the petals and see if there is a fruit forming. That might give you a better idea of what you are growing.
Here is a photo from our database to you know what to look for.
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Altheabyanothername
Jul 16, 2016 11:21 AM CST
Welcome! Drasmuss70
Looks like a pumpkin! If you are getting flowers and no fruit, probably a pumpkin.Takes mounds of them. You would have to pollinate by hand and that usually does not work with one plant to have the male and female open together. I wish it was easier. May you have a joyful day!
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wildflowers
Jul 16, 2016 1:39 PM CST
I agree It sure looks like some kind of pumpkin.
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PeggyB
Jul 16, 2016 1:49 PM CST
I am in northern NJ and last summer I had a plant just like that in every way, growing in a corner of the yard. I was so excited and thought it was some kind of squash, watermelon, or pumpkin, so I watched and waited. I had beautiful flowers but nothing other than that. I took up a corner of the yard (sunny) and grew like crazy. :(
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wildflowers
Jul 16, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Drasmuss70 said:Thumb of 2016-07-15/Drasmuss70/788b0a

Flowers bloomed


This is a male flower. It common for squash and pumpkin plants start out with male blooms only. Start looking for female blooms which will have an ovary/fruit. If you aren't sure if there are any pollinators around, you can hand pollinate. http://garden.org/ideas/view/wildflowers/878/Glossary-Tip---...

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