Large,leafy, strong,flower or weed?

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  1. DanRoots

    DanRoots New Seed

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    I planted bulbs in planter. I do not remember kind of bulb. Is this a weed or plant, flower? I've been waiting for some color and nothing? IMG_20180729_113955.jpg IMG_20180729_113932.jpg
     
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    Palustris Young Pine

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    ?Datura is what the leaves remind me of. Jimson Weed or Thornapple.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Just don`t let it get into an area with livestock !! Jimsonweed is also known as loco weed and can kill livestock ! I pulled all mine and burned it !
     



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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I'm not sure of your area, but it looks to me like Lambs Quarters.
    Datura has different leaves
     
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    Odif In Flower

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    It is a chenopod.
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    it is lambs quarter. it has a rather large tough stem at this point of the growing season. you would be best off to get a pair of loppers and cut it as close as possible to the tap root.
     
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    Odif In Flower

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    Lambs quarters is a chenopod the leaves are edible in salads or like spinach. The popular cereal quinoa comes from a chenopod variety.
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    thanks Odif. I was going to look that up as I hadn't heard the family name before... it is such a weed! but I skim through things on here and am off to the next task. have you eaten this in salads? I have tried. it just isn't lettuce. it keeps well as a salad green though. we were past having lettuce in the garden so off I went to see what was out there... I had a lot of lambs quarter in my bowl. it worked but what was left over went to the fridge... never to be eaten and when I pulled it out about 2 weeks later... it looked as good as when it went in.
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Can also provide a lot of great material to compost.
     
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    Odif In Flower

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    You probably don't want to let it go to seed. Here in France it is called Chenopod Bon Henry. So I googled lambs quarters, that is how I know. I have eaten it but it is not something I particularly love.
     
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