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Hi was wondering if anybody knows what this is? Planted cucumber and this came up!imageimage

thank you ????

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,297

    Thorn apple https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=536 

    Don't eat it!!! 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    It looks like a wild cucumber vine (Echinocystis lobata) mayannekelly.  In some parts of the world (North America) it is a bit of a problem weed:

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/wild-cucumber-control.htm

    Could also be the one Dove mentioned (just seen the post.)

    Last edited: 11 September 2016 16:03:52

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  • thank you ...still don't know how I got this from a pkt of cucumber seeds !!! Away to dig it up and get rid of it!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,297

    According to this https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=536 the wild cucumber vine seedpod holds only four large seeds, so I don't think it's that.

    Also I can't see any tendrils. 

    Last edited: 11 September 2016 16:17:19

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,851

    Those spiky pods are pretty distinctive.

     Datura stramonium aka thornapple  As  Dove says. Highly poisonous.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Well spotted Dove - Thorn apple it is! image

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  • That is beautiful! I would have eaten it, good job you asked!! ?

  • Could be an interesting salad, wiki say hallucinogenic.

    One of its names is devil's cucumber.

    I like Hells bells better. The flowers look pretty.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364

    I'm pretty sure this arrived in compost here. It appeared in too many seed pots in one year to be a coincidence and isn't a local weed

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