All Things Gardening forum: What kind of plant is this?

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treelovingguy
May 29, 2017 1:50 PM CST
I recently bought a blackberry plant from Walmart and I planted it in my garden.

All of a sudden a plant began growing adjacent to my blackberry plant. It grew very quickly and it even has small thorns on it. It looks different from the original blackberry plant that I planted.

I don't know if it's part of the blackberry plant or if it is a weed or an entirely different plant. I want to know what I should do with it. If it's a weed I want to carefully remove it.

Thank you very much for your help.

This is the leaf of the unidentified plant. Please disregard the tiny flowers next to it as they are the tiny flowers from the blackberry plant.
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This is a picture of the plants side by side taken from the top. The plant on the left is the unidentifiable plant. It is a completely green plant and it has green leaves and a green stem with small thorns on it.
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This is a side by side picture taken from the side. The plant on the left is the unidentifiable plant. It is a completely green plant and it has green leaves and a green stem with small thorns on it.

The blackberry plant has a brown stem and it does not contain thorns. It also has small little flowers on it.

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This is another close up of the leaf of the unidentifiable plant.
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Thanks again. I am very anxious to know what this plant is especially if it is a weed and it should be removed to help the blackberry plant grow healthier.
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 29, 2017 2:29 PM CST
Welcome to the forums treelovingguy! It is a blackberry. They reproduce by runners and some will appear quite a distance from the mother plant. While others will pop up right next to her. It is more robust in appearance because it is in a good spot.
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Horntoad
May 29, 2017 5:18 PM CST
I agree
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treelovingguy
May 29, 2017 6:46 PM CST
hostasmore said:Welcome to the forums treelovingguy! It is a blackberry. They reproduce by runners and some will appear quite a distance from the mother plant. While others will pop up right next to her. It is more robust in appearance because it is in a good spot.


Hi hostamore. Thank you very much for your response and your welcome. I really appreciate it.

I have one more question. I live in Long Island, New York. I don't really have alot of experience gardening and I wanted to move this plant to another location where it would have more space.

Would it be okay to dig this plant and move it or would I be harming it and possibly even damaging it? If I would be harming it then I will leave it right where it is.

Thanks so much.
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 29, 2017 8:07 PM CST
They are hardy plants. If it were mine I would not hesitate to move it.

treelovingguy
May 30, 2017 5:52 AM CST
hostasmore said:They are hardy plants. If it were mine I would not hesitate to move it.


Thank You!

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