Plant ID forum: Is this strawberry plant?

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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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Name: Carter Mayer
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Aug 24, 2016 4:19 PM CST
Definitely not strawberries. Looks like some kind of weed to me.
Name: greene
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Aug 24, 2016 4:56 PM CST
My best guess:
Fatoua villosa; a weed that is often found in potting soil and purchased plants.

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Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Name: Porkpal
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Aug 24, 2016 5:37 PM CST
Whatever it is, it grows in my pastures and nothing eats it.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Aug 26, 2016 12:10 PM CST
A rose can be a weed #
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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Name: sy
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Aug 27, 2016 7:11 AM CST
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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Name: Danita
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Aug 28, 2016 5:04 AM CST
Welcome! Kaycd!
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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