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Aug 28, 2013 9:48 AM CST
|Does this look watermelon-ish to you? It kinda resembles the ones I grew last Summer...but it is too upright and has me suspicious...|
Aug 28, 2013 9:56 AM CST
|Nope, it's Buffalo Bur (Solanum rostratum)|
Buffalo bur (Solanum rostratum)
Aug 28, 2013 9:59 AM CST
|Personally, I kind of like Buffalo Bur. It's an interesting little native wildflower in its own way. The leaves do look like those of watermelons. Most people consider it to be a weed, though. The spines are pretty vicious if you step on them with bare feet or try to pull the plants by hand, even with gloves on.|
Aug 28, 2013 10:04 AM CST
I kind of like it too...those flowers are beauteous!
I've added the photos to the database.
Aug 28, 2013 10:05 AM CST
|Wonder what it's doing here? Never seen one before...|