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Can you identify this plant which has large leaves and might be a sunflower or p

  1. Diana Grant profile image93
    Diana Grantposted 3 years ago

    Can you identify this plant which has large leaves and might be a sunflower or pumpkin?

    It is growing in my raised vegetable bed, but doesn't look like any vegetable I have planted.  On the other hand, it doesn't look like any weed I have seen, so maybe it is an escaped seed from my seed box.  The leaves are quite large - you can compare them against the brassicas and grape vine in the background.

    My garden is in London - in a temperate climate zone.

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/9124684_f260.jpg

  2. Dolores Monet profile image99
    Dolores Monetposted 3 years ago

    Hi Diana - looks like a sunflower to me. A pumpkin is a vine and would not stand up like that. Volunteers are fun, aren't they? I like a surprise.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      i agree with Dolores-- Keep us updated.

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image98
      cat on a soapboxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that it appears to be a sunflower. The stem should be covered w/ stiff hairs that are irritating to the touch.

    3. Diana Grant profile image93
      Diana Grantposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Dolores Monet and Rochelle Frank.  It has now developed quite a thick stem, and my bet is still on sunflower - not quite what I need in my vegetable patch, but I enjoy the cliff-hanger.  Of course I'll tell you once it develops recognizably

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image75
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Do leaves have teeth around edges?

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image75
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    If the plant is climbing then it may be English Ivy (Hedera Helix).

    1. Diana Grant profile image93
      Diana Grantposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks,The Examiner-1: Definitely not ivy, and not a climber.

 
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