Plant ID forum: Weed or Pepper Plant

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mmrabung
Aug 10, 2016 2:34 PM CST
Im not sure whether this is a weed or a pepper plant. I planted a hot pepper variety and hot hungarian wax peppers in my garden but not in this area. It is possible that a seed was dropped but the plant is producing these "fuzzy buds" (sorry for my amateurish terms). Id like to know if its a pepper plant or weed so I can pull if its a weed.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 10, 2016 2:51 PM CST
Welcome! to NGA!

Think you might have Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)

Definitely not peppers.
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Name: stone
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stone
Aug 10, 2016 2:55 PM CST
Not a pepper plant, and not phytolacca either...
Flowers look like amaranth.
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terrafirma
Aug 10, 2016 2:59 PM CST
D'Oh! I think you're right. I kept looking at what will be flowers, and thinking they looked odd for Poke weed. But then again I've never seen poke weed at that stage... D'Oh!
Thanks stone!

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Name: stone
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stone
Aug 10, 2016 3:28 PM CST
terrafirma said: I kept looking at what will be flowers, and thinking they looked odd for Poke weed.

I've never seen poke weed at that stage...


Do you need some seed?

Pokeweed is a neat plant.

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terrafirma
Aug 10, 2016 4:27 PM CST
Hilarious! No, no, no.... Thank You! Hilarious! We've got quite a bit right around the corner! Got a neighbor with quite a stand of it! The birds love it though!
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Weedwhacker
Aug 10, 2016 8:22 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @mmrabung !

I agree that it is definitely not a pepper Smiling
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