[pictures inside] Are these weeds and if not, what plants are they?
Question:My mother has two plants in her garden and she isn't sure if they are weeds (where she would be getting rid of them) or actual plants. We are just curious to know what these are:
1. Polygonium virginianum 'Painters Pallet' ,aka Lady's Thumb, prettier darker color and less rank and less spreading than 'knotweed' 2. Alcea rosea (probably a double flower type), aka Hollyhock. Think people, she would have known if she planted a vine crop and I doubt it volunteered next to a foundation. Being biennial it was probably unnoticed last year. RScott
a weed is any plant that is not wanted, so a rose bush can be a weed if it was not wanted and grew without your intention, so are they weeds, well if you like them then no, if you dont then dig them up
Plant 2 is definatly a plant & not a weed I can't rememeber the name, plant 1 looks like a plant not a weed.
plant 2 almost looks like a pumpkin plant to me do not know about plant 1
the first is a weed
the second is a plant it produces some type of melon (pumkin, watermelon, canalop) watch for the bloom
From what I can see they are both common weeds and should be easily pulled or dug out.
The first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as a 'weed'. It is merely a plant growing in the wrong place. The first of these plants looks like Wall Valerian and will spread but easy to dig out if you don't like it. The second plant is more difficult without seeing the flowers. At first I thought that it was nasturtium but I now think not. I don't think that either is particularly invasive and if your mother likes the plants leave them. If not, take them out or plant them elsewhere.
I weed is a plant that is not needed. Grass growing on my lawn is not a weed. Grass growing in my flower bed is a weed. I've found both plants in my backyard. i don't think they are weeds.
Plant 1 is a type of wildflower. Unfortunately I can't remember the name, but my wife is growing it on purpose in her wildflower garden so theoretically it isn't a weed.
Plant 2 looks like something from the squash family to me, but possibly could also could be some sort of Hollyhock.
Plant 1 looks like what I would call a weed
Plant 2 could be a member of the cucumber, courgette family - wait till it flowers it will be easier to id then.. Good luck
Plant one looks like a vinca which is usually used as a ground cover. I have vinca all over my yard. They tend to stay in the shade. However, when the weather is cool or moist they like to go anywhere they want. They are very invasive which in some minds make them a weed. I have a love hate relationship with mine. Mine will take over my garden beds several times throughout the growing season which means I am always pulling them out. Fortunately, they have shallow roots and come out easily. The good part is they are pretty when they bloom, they fill in shady areas and they tend to keep other more bothersome weeds from growing. The second plant is also not a weed. It looks like a squash or melon. You say the second comes back every year? Can you tell us any thing else about it? Does it fruit or flower?
Here is a site about the japanese knot weed. #1 is not a japanese knot weed.
It's not vinca either. Guess it's just a weed
hi, it looks to me that both of these are weeds,the one with the purple flowers i see a lot of and the second one looks similar to the african violet plant (the leaves) however african violets is a special plant which i dont think grows freely anywhere. i hope ive helped you.
The first is "Duck Weed" or "Knot Weed" common in many areas, usually aquatic.
Second, can't ID, bloom would help.
i think the first is a weed, l am not sure of its real name but it is one, the second is similar to cucumber/courgette...courgette is ok..cucumber you need to remove male flowers orthe fruit taste really awful.
Plant 1: I think is japanese knotweed, get rid of it if you can or it will take over!
Plant 2: looks like a melon/pumpkin.
the first one is weed, but the second is a plant and think produces either white or pink flowers, it is not melon or pumpkin, you only get thos if you have planted them, they are annuals not perennials
The first picture is a polyganum, the second is definitely a cucurbit (pumpkin, squash). A seed must have inadvertenly found its way into your garden.
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