Plant ID forum: Weed or alstroemeria

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Tkhan
May 24, 2018 11:27 AM CST
Hi all I planted alstroemeria in container last year
It's been a very harsh winter Now I'm seeing this in the container
Weed or alstroemeria coming back ???
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Calif_Sue
May 24, 2018 11:30 AM CST

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Definitely not alstroemeria Sad
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Tkhan
May 24, 2018 11:42 AM CST
Sad thank you
Can I use this soil to plant some other plant ?
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greene
May 24, 2018 1:59 PM CST
Yes, you can use the soil again.

Any plant that is outdoors can acquire seeds other than what was planted; some seeds are blown on the wind and some are a gift of the birds.
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quercusnut
May 24, 2018 8:48 PM CST
Horseweed? If so, destroy it. One of the ugliest most pestilential weeds I know of.
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DaisyI
May 24, 2018 10:03 PM CST
Looks like Horseweed and a dandelion. No alstroemeria in sight.
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bumplbea
May 24, 2018 10:53 PM CST
I think the consensus is ... Well sorry to say ..it's a weed! Bummer!
So many alstroemerias spread by rhysomes in the hardy types. Can did down gently to see the root ball . The weed has a tap root and alstroemerias will have a root ball & possibly could still be in the pot. I love them & grow the orange color. They come up every year and spread well even in hard pac clay soil. Tough little guys!
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