Plant ID forum: mystery plant

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suburban Maryland
May 10, 2016 5:38 PM CST
This plant has suddenly grown in my veggie and herb garden bed. It has dark reddish stems and opposite, serrated leaves. One expert guessed Jerusalem artichoke but another said not because the stems spring from a central location rather than independently out of the ground. Thanks.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
May 10, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Hi. I am not sure what it is. It doesnt look like jerussalem artichoke that grow in my garden. Mine are all green stem, and its leaves are dull green just like common sunflower.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 10, 2016 8:30 PM CST
That's quite a large plant for 'suddenly'. I can't wait to see it bloom. Smiling

Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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May 10, 2016 8:31 PM CST
This is on the Plant ID thread also.
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