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May 25, 2016 8:05 AM CST
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Hi, I recently planted some strawberry seeds but when they started growing I found some other stuff growing as well and I have no idea what it is. Does anyone recognise it? I live in Berlin, Germany, in case it helps because it is something local.
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May 25, 2016 9:01 AM CST
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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Welcome.

I think it is a kind of weed. Maybe Polygonum barbatum. For better guess maybe we should wait for that flower bud to bloom Smiling

Hey, is it gladiols at the back ?
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May 25, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
I do monarch butterflies and am 99% that's a milkweed.
They all have those same lines along the leaves. do NOT KILL IT, plant it, only plant monarch will lay eggs on. It's gold...
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May 25, 2016 10:43 AM CST
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bhart90 said:I do monarch butterflies and am 99% that's a milkweed.
They all have those same lines along the leaves. do NOT KILL IT, plant it, only plant monarch will lay eggs on. It's gold...


I was leaning that direction before I read down and saw your post.
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May 25, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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XiaoLong said:Welcome.

I think it is a kind of weed. Maybe Polygonum barbatum. For better guess maybe we should wait for that flower bud to bloom Smiling

Hey, is it gladiols at the back ?


Polygonum barbatum is a good suggestion. This is in Berlin, Germany. Welcome!

http://ydvn.net/mobile/view/29...

http://idao.cirad.fr/content/o...
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May 25, 2016 12:28 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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Now Persicaria barbata with Basionym: Polygonum barbatum

http://www.tropicos.org/Name/5...

http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...

It's location is generally Asia .. where did the seeds come from?

http://www.efloras.org/florata...

Polygonaceae ..

http://flora.nhm-wien.ac.at/Se...

A list of species in Europe, each species will give location in Europe.

http://luirig.altervista.org/f...
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May 25, 2016 8:10 PM CST
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
bhart90 said:I do monarch butterflies and am 99% that's a milkweed.
They all have those same lines along the leaves. do NOT KILL IT, plant it, only plant monarch will lay eggs on. It's gold...


I think milkweed not really fit to the picture. They have opposite leaves and dont have that sheath like structure on its leaves Smiling

That sheathlike structure and flower buds resemble to Polygonum (now Persicaria). Thank you Janet to updating the new name I tip my hat to you.

It seems that P.barbata is asiatic plants. Not sure if that strawberry seed have contaminated with that.

Some of european cousin on the link that Janet shared seems close to it. Maybe it is one of them ?
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May 25, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
Haha, well what can I say, I am a 1%er, I accept defeat haha
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May 26, 2016 7:08 PM CST
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
bhart90 said:Haha, well what can I say, I am a 1%er, I accept defeat haha


Hahahhaha... Hilarious!

By the way i am 100% supporting for monarch butterfly. It said that they live in indonesia too. But I dont think have seen them. Milkweed not a common plant here. Especially around my house. (Sorry for beeing out of topic)
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