Dwarf Red Amulet coreopsis,

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    This spring I had a tomato with extra leaves ( cotyledons) and culled it, thinking something was wrong with it. In fact it could have been a spectacular plant.

    I planted some old coreopsis Dwarf Red Amulet seeds, and only two came up. One was looking strange, and has now shown itself to have extra cotyledons, and now extra leaves. I'm curious to see how it will progress compared to it's companion.

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    I am hoping to see some glorious bloom's. Please do not forget to take a pic.
     
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    I am hoping so too :) It will be fun to see what it does. Thank you Sjoerd.
     
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    That will be beautiful. I hope the mutant variety is stupendous!

    I also grew coreopsis from seeds this year, for the first time, for my meditation garden. They are just the plain yellow ones. No mutants as far as I know.
     
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    @Daniel W - my mutant coreopsis is a funny little weirdo hahaha. It keeps going like a star fish with no main shoot. It's seed sibling is three times larger. :suspicious::suspicious: It will be fun to see what transpires in the pot.
     
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    You have invented a new variety!
     
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    So....something is amiss here. I have two different plants, not a mutant.

    I think the one on the left is the dwarf red amulet coriopsis....but I'm not sure having never grown it before. The other....I have no idea if it is a flower or weed...or a weed that may flower. hahaha

    If anyone knows which one is the intruder and perhaps who is who, I'd be grateful.
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    I don't know. Maybe fireweed? Epilobium parviflorum?
     
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    Mel, I would argue that the one on the right is the choriopsis. The one on the left could indeed be fireweed, but at this stage it could be other things as well.
    Bottom line is that I do not know for sure and these plants are not common here.
    I shall be very interested in see the flowers produced by the two plants in question.
     
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    I agree with Sjoerd. I have coreopsis at the same stage, and they look exactly like the less vigorous looking one on the right.
     
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    I agree with Daniel on it being a weed, and probably an Epilobium of some kind. We have the Epilobium ciliatum here, and it's pretty annoying even though it's easy to weed.
     
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    @Droopy - I looked that plant up and it certainly does look like that could be it.

    The misfit wants to bloom soon. Maybe that will be the tell all.

    I do also have mountains of fireweed here, and they all come as one stick with leaves. Could be that with the small container ( 6 inch) it shaped differently?

    This will be vewy vewy interesting..... Thank you folks.

    stay tuned :)
     
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    If it's an Epilobium angustifolium you have a lot of food in your yard. The young stems are cooked like asparagus. The flowers are used to make a soft drink. I helped a friend pick the flowers and got a bottle of concentrate back. It tasted nice. I haven't tried eating them yet. I forget about them until it's too late to pick.
     
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