Plant ID forum: Any ideas?

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Octothorpe
Jul 29, 2016 3:47 PM CST
This popped up in my garden where some zucchini should have been?

Large leaves with short lived blooms. Spiked seed balls growing off the stalk.


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Rainbow
Jul 29, 2016 3:50 PM CST
A datura plant.
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bonitin
Jul 29, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Rainbow said:A datura plant.

I agree
Looks like Datura stramonium
https://www.google.be/search?q=datura+stramonium&espv=2&biw=...

Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 29, 2016 4:47 PM CST
Welcome! Datura stramonium is poisonous, so not what you want in a vegetable garden.

Octothorpe
Jul 29, 2016 6:38 PM CST
Never seen this plan before in Ontario. Is it common?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 30, 2016 11:28 AM CST
According to OMAFRA:
"Habitat: Jimsonweed occurs in the warmer parts of southern Ontario in cultivated fields and around farmyards."

I only recall ever seeing it once here in Eastern Ontario and it was growing at the base of a newly planted tree, so could have come with the tree from a more southern area.
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terrafirma
Jul 30, 2016 11:32 AM CST
And it's poisonous...So if you have kids, or animals... Thorn Apple (Datura stramonium)


edit...Sorry Sue, I didn't see, 1st time round, that you mentioned that as well... I'm blushing here...
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Octothorpe
Jul 30, 2016 5:57 PM CST
Thank people
Must have come with a seed pack or soil I ordered. I thought it was quite the attractive plant. Regardless, I have to get rid of it as I have both kids and pets.
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ctcarol
Jul 30, 2016 6:13 PM CST
As long as they don't eat it or smoke it, they will be fine. Hilarious!

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