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zainzain Posts: 11
Hello would love to know what this is? My mum grew this from seed- she thought it was okra but as it has grown it doesn’t look like an okra plant? 


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,898
    Not okra for sure.. looks more like some sort of Thai type basil.  Do the leaves have a smell?
    Utah, USA.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364
    Have a look at Guizotia abyssinica, or one of the other Guizotias. They germinate from the nyjer seed put out for birds
  • zainzain Posts: 11
    @Blue onion there’s no smell to the leaves 
    @nutcutlet I think you’ve nailed it as I’ve noticed the flower buds forming 

    thank you both I can now tell mum lol 😆 
  • zainzain Posts: 11

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