mystery plant

BL4Z3BL4Z3 Posts: 2
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 ok so i bought a grow your own venus fly trap kit but this is what grew it is definatley not a fly trap now it is driving me crazy that i dont know what i am growing, any idead what it could be ?

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    You are right on what it isn't

    Looks a bit like buddleia leaves to me-but purely a guess

    Do the leaves have any fragrance if you rub them?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,045

    The manner of growth suggests an annual to me. Not one I know though

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,340

    Looks a bit like the dreaded Himalayan Balsam to me image

    http://www.bishopthorpe.net/mt/nature_notes/images/Himalayan-Balsam.jpg 

     

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,045

    It does a bit but the one on the left looks as if it's got a furry stem which I don't think the balsam has. Those white ribs are quite distinctive aren't they. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,340

    Impatiens?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,045

    they do have that white midrib don't they.What about that furry looking stem, do they have that? or am I imagining that? 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,340

    It's a while since I've seen one up close image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,045

    Just did a search and it looks as though all the side veins on impatiens come off the midr vein. These here seem to have 3 coming up from the base. More research will follow

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,045

    Sorry. Failure of my ID skills on this one. Have to grow it on and see what happens

  • BL4Z3BL4Z3 Posts: 2

    the leaves and stem are slightly fuzzy in texture, the leaves do not have a scent that i can detect and stem has weird ridged sections about 3 at the moment you can just see it a bit in the picture

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