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Could anyone identify please?

tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,980
Hi.
A visitor in my veggie garden - I don't think it is a Datura.    I give plants away to my neighbours, one of whom is creating a new garden.  I have found 2 Lantana; but this one is a puzzle.

Thanks in advance.
Tui
A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,120
    It has a look of one of the large-leaved umbelliferous plants to me. Hogweed? Angelica?
  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,980
    Thank you for your kind attention @JennyJ   So out it must come!!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,441
    It's not a Hogweed.  I'm 100% on that. 
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,637
    looks a bit like ricinus. but hard to say from that pic
    Devon.
  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,980
    Thank you for your comments @Dovefromabove and @Hostafan1    I looked up Ricinus and it looks something like that.

    I am having "photo" problems at the moment so had to try and take it with the computer screen facing the objective!!

    Anyway, not in a good place being amidst the vegetable garden.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,637
    the jig zag stem, and growing tip look like ricinus. but I'm not 100% sure
    Devon.
  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,980
    Thanks anyway @Hostafan1

    We get a lot of wind here (today is a Tramontane of around 80kmph) and lots of seeds get swirled about.  I also put horse manure on the soil in December, so it could have come from there too.   A first time in my garden.  It's usually bindweed and couch! 
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,637
    ricinus seeds are pretty big. Almost the size of a broad bean
    Devon.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,120
    I can't really see ricinus just appearing, if no-one nearby is growing it, but actually it does look rather like that.
    I'm quite happy to be wrong, I just thought it looked umbellifer-ish. Are the stems hollow at all?

  • I think it's a kangaroo apple, Solanum laciniatum. 


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