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Eustis, FL
Yelvington87
May 28, 2018 8:20 AM CST
I am having trouble identifying this plant. I'm pretty sure I bought it at a farmer's market a while back. I don't grow anything that isn't edible. So I tore off a leaf earlier and chewed on it trying to recollect what it could be and it lit my mouth on fire! So now I'm even more baffled. I live in central Florida. Any help figuring this guy out would be great. Thanks.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 28, 2018 8:28 AM CST
Oh my. Never try anything if you don't know what it is. Most likely a seed was blown in by wind or dropped by a bird?

That said, I don't know what your plant is.
Eustis, FL
Yelvington87
May 28, 2018 8:31 AM CST
I typically would not but I know I purchased this at an edible plant stand. So it has to be something that can be consumed. Whether it's a type of fruit or herb or flower I don't know! Thanks for the advice though.
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DaisyI
May 29, 2018 9:39 AM CST
Even if its something you bought as edible does not make it edible. Not all parts of a plant are necessarily edible, the plant may be edible at one stage but not another, or the person that sold it to you made a mistake. Please don't eat unidentified plants.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
May 29, 2018 4:23 PM CST
It's edible... http://www.eattheweeds.com/sma...

I've heard that the natives deliberately cultivated smartweed (Polygonum sp. ) as an herb to spice up their meals.

Too bad that you weren't able to keep up with the name tag of the plant...

By the way, welcome to the forum... hope that we haven't scared you away by scolding you for tasting your edible plant.
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