Plant ID forum: Four o'clocks?

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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Apr 7, 2018 4:47 PM CST
Oh, please tell me I'm right that these little guys (or gals) are four o'clocks. There were some just thriving away in the alley behind a vacant house but someone cleared out all the 'weeds'. A few days ago I saw these and am thinking they're returning, perhaps out of spite.


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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Apr 7, 2018 5:17 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Could be!! Check out these seedling images for comparison:

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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Apr 7, 2018 5:39 PM CST
I did save some seeds from it last year. And since I knew that sooner or later someone would annihilate the plant, I tried unsuccessfully to dig some of it up. I hadn't realized that there apparently was more than one mother ship, very old and very neglected and surrounded by brush.

Thus when I was seeing if there was anything in the alley that might need to be liberated, I got excited that maybe the four o'clock was still there underneath mounds of leaves and brush.

Guess time will tell.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 7, 2018 6:01 PM CST
They are beautiful pest plants here in Florida. In our first home where we lived for 36 years, a white variety took over an area all along the road outside our fence and eventually began to encroach onto our property. We dug and dug and got some really monstrous tubers on some of them.

Sighing! One time, we also had the invasive Southern Sword Fern (Nephrolepis cordifolia) take over half of our back and side yards. I spent weeks and weeks trying to eradicate them but it's useless ... it's impossible find and remove all of those little bulblets from the soil.
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