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Sep 30, 2016 8:47 AM CST
I have plants that have popped up all over my flower gardens and in potted plants which leaves look just like the leaves of the Pride of Barbados. I have intentionally kept some growing wondering if they are indeed Pride of Barbados but they have never bloomed. (I pull the others up since they are invasive). I love in Fort Worth, Texas. Any ideas what these are - again the leaves look just like the blooming plant. Thank you

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Sep 30, 2016 8:55 AM CST
Welcome! Cindy!

Could you post a pic or two?
There are several possibilities...They could be weeds...
A couple things that come to mind are Mimosa, and Chamber bitter, but pics could really pin it down. Smiling
Name: Greene
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Sep 30, 2016 9:37 AM CST
Could be a Sesbania such as S. herbacea or S. drumondii or similar weedy varieties.
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Name: Lin
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Sep 30, 2016 11:15 AM CST
I agree, could be a weed; if you can post photos that might help with a more exact identity. A bunch of weeds have leaves that resemble Pride of Barbados and Royal Poinciana.

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Sep 30, 2016 11:24 AM CST
Chamber Bitter is a common "volunteer" around here.

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