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Jul 24, 2015 9:11 AM CST
Name: Christine
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This little plant has been growing in the garden for awhile, near the okra. I didn't think much of it (maybe a stunted okra plant) until the other day it grew these pods.

When I noticed the pods, they were green but the following day when I went to take these pictures, one has turned a dark purple. The plant is small with just a few leaves that are soft/velvety.

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Jul 24, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Name: JoJo
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The seeds and leaves look like a Velvet-leaf Mallow
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Jul 24, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Name: Christine
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Thank you Jolana.

I never did see flowers, but maybe I missed them. It sure does look the same. Thumbs up

AND it looks like we found another edible. http://www.eattheweeds.com/vel...

Edit to say - although edible, it looks like I better get them up before the seeds fall into my garden and reproduce.
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Jul 24, 2015 10:02 AM CST
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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I was reading here that the seeds can remain viable in the ground for some 20 years or more. Blinking

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Jul 24, 2015 11:04 AM CST
Name: JoJo
Texas (Zone 8b)
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Wow, 20 years
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Jul 24, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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