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Aug 24, 2016 2:47 PM CST

I bought bare root strawberry plants from Home Depot this spring. They have grown almost 2 feet tall, and I doubt if they are strawberries. Same plants have sprung up from all the planters. TIA
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Aug 24, 2016 4:19 PM CST
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Definitely not strawberries. Looks like some kind of weed to me.
Aug 24, 2016 4:56 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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My best guess:
Fatoua villosa; a weed that is often found in potting soil and purchased plants.

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Aug 24, 2016 5:37 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Whatever it is, it grows in my pastures and nothing eats it.
Aug 26, 2016 12:10 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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A weed is anything dat grows where you dont want it !
Get it out of dars # Maybe ??? you can still save your berries. They have kind of a shamrock shape leaf with saw tooth edges.
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Aug 27, 2016 7:11 AM CST
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Is there thorns on the stem? Looks like a berry plant! (Rubus) could be bramble (Blackberry) I'd say Rasperry (Rubus idaeus)

These are blackberry brambles growing wild in my back garden.

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Aug 28, 2016 5:04 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Greene is correct. That's a nasty weed called Fatoua villosa. It reseeds horribly so I would recommend pulling it up and putting it in the trash. I see lots of old flowers and seed heads on the plants in your photos.
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