texas star or marajuana?how do I tell?

telecaster(5)July 13, 2006

I got these seeds from seed exchange and I don't remember them being labeled..now I have a plant about 6 inches high ...get it...anyway it really resembles weed..but could be tx star...how do I tell the difference? I am really concerned because I live in a very ..shall we say rural town with not so sharp law enforcement..can I call them and can they come and inspect the plant so I don't get busted? or at least determine what it is?

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ladybarber101(9a)

How many fingers does each leaf have? Marijuana has 7 Fingers per leaf and I believe Texas star has 5 fingers per leaf.. If anything can you email me a photo and I could probably tell for sure.. Alot of plants are similar but weed has a distinct look and aroma off the plant once it gets so tall...
Donna

    Bookmark   July 14, 2006 at 9:19AM
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tsmith2579(7B)

There are other varieties beside Texas star which look even more like weed than Texas star. Give it time and let it grow. Do you have the mailing envelope. If the Federalis knock on your door, play dumb and show them the envelope and any other info you have from the trade. Mark it as hibiscus cannabis and find a google to save in your Favorites to show the cops.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 9:46PM
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jperilloux(8b LA)

If it looks like the leaves in this photo, it's acarlet hibiscus, AKA Texas Star.
Marijuana looks different.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scarlet Hibiscus

    Bookmark   July 20, 2006 at 2:25PM
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Mike Lachance

I pulled these up last night as they had taken over my flower garden. Given by my next door neighbor who told me they were delphiniums!...by last night I was pretty sure it was pot but now I am thinking it is star hibiscus

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 9:40AM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Looks like bidens to me, if it's a hibiscus, I'll eat it.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:29AM
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fritz1255(PA)

Lachancesare, that is definitely not pot. Pot has five or seven leaflets radiating out from one point.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:47AM
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OOTM_Mom

How do you tell? Smoke it.

Sorry, the question just begged me for that answer.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:51AM
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Mike Lachance

Bidens?...I'll have to google that!..

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 9:00AM
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Cmoores1

Go by smell.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 2:19PM
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Mike Lachance

No pot smell to it.....I think it is Texas Star hibiscus.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 11:51AM
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palmfan(z7/8NJ)

It is certainly NOT Hibiscus coccineus,, the Red Texas Star hibiscus. I'm virtually positive it's not a hibiscus at all. NEVER smoke, or otherwise ingest any unknown plant. It could be toxic, even deadly!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 7:15PM
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Mike Lachance

Does anyone have and suggestions as to how I can find out what this mystery plant is? (my neighbor still has hers growing and when it flowers I'll take a photo and share.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 10:01AM
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farmerlino(4a)

I think its Hibiscus cannabinus... Not pot thats for sure....

    Bookmark   November 26, 2014 at 5:29PM
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