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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.
Jul 29, 2016 3:50 PM CST
|A datura plant.|
Jul 29, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Rainbow said:A datura plant.
Looks like Datura stramonium
Jul 29, 2016 4:47 PM CST
|Datura stramonium is poisonous, so not what you want in a vegetable garden.|
Jul 29, 2016 6:38 PM CST
|Never seen this plan before in Ontario. Is it common?|
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.
Jul 30, 2016 11:32 AM CST
|And it's poisonous...So if you have kids, or animals... Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium)|
edit...Sorry Sue, I didn't see, 1st time round, that you mentioned that as well... I'm blushing here...
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.
Jul 30, 2016 6:13 PM CST
|As long as they don't eat it or smoke it, they will be fine.|