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Can anyone help identify this mystery plant. It has appeared in the same place for the last two years. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Datura stramonium, aka Thorn Apple

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,299

    Yes, and POISONOUS!, where do you live, they arent particularly hardy!  I have never managed to keep one, never mind get them to that size?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    They're annuals. I think they arrived here in a bag of compost. Some years ago they suddenly appeared in lots of my pots of seedlings, Never been here previously. 

  • It appeared on a five acre plot of land which has been owned (originally as a rabbit farm)  by a friend for many years. This is in Lincolnshire. It appeared last year and again this year in the same place. Apart from nettles being strimmed occasionally the ground is uncultivated. I assume that the first appearance was a bird delivered seed and the second self sown. I have never seen one before let alone locally. 

    Many thanks for the identification. 

    Chris 

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