Very small plant with tiny flowers.

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  1. S-H

    S-H Young Pine

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    You are correct, it does indeed look like heather. However this one is way too tiny. But I agree, there are similarities. Still, it's impossible for heather to now suddenly become this small...

    I'll just have to dig out the microscope, then perhaps we will be able to get to the bottom of this.
     
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    S-H, I did your photo with plantsnap and it came up with the ID of "alligator weed" I am not sure if that is what you have there but it comes from South America according to wikipedia. download the app onyour phone and see if thats what you have.
    Alternanthera philoxeroides is its scientific name.
     
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    No, unfortunately that's not it. As my plant is super tiny, (can fit in a matchbox). While this thing is a giant in comparison. See picture below, of what is an alligator weed.

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    Now have a look at my mystery plant below, with my hand as size comparison.

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    I can't tell what size the ones I looked at in comparison to yours or if what popped up was even growing in your part of the world. .. use the plantsnap app and do it from there. Maybe you would have better luck with identification.
     
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    Could be bonsai effect.
     
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    But what could have caused it? :headscratch:
     
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    Not enough soil sh maybe.
     
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    I don't know, I just don't know... :shrug:
     
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    Yes That is quite possible ! Very often ,in order to survive plants will adapt to what they have to use ! The plant only grows to a certain size and can adapt to less food, soil and water ! They will miniaturize rather than die !
     
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    So if we now take the seeds of such a miniaturize plant - Then plant them elsewhere, will we get a new miniaturized variety?

    Or will the seeds of such a plant/tree be sterile?

    :headscratch:
     

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