What is it?

Rachel32July 31, 2012

We found a seed in one of our planters about a week ago so my husband covered it up and up sprouted this plant. Nothing exceptional except at nighttime it closes up it's leaves like it's sleeping. Anybody know what it is?

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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b

It's not mint.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:37AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Maybe a Senna obtusifolia.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:13AM
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Chris_MI(z5 MI)

might it be a tree of heaven seedling, or a locust seedling?

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:19AM
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toxcrusadr(Zone 6a - MO)

Tree of Heaven has pointy leaves and these are round. It's an invasive pest though so I would definitely pull one up if I identified it as such.

Locust, maybe. Do you have locust trees around?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 6:18PM
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toxcrusadr(Zone 6a - MO)

Purple may have it! I had to Google it to find out what that was, but it sure looks like it. Apparently considered a noxious weed in some places.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 12:55PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

A native legume. Host plant for several species of sulfur butterfly caterpillars. Poisonous to livestock, lots of seeds.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 2:08PM
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aharriedmom(8B FL Sunset 28)

Yes, it does look like the seedlings of the Senna obtusifolia (though I've never heard the real name before now). 'Around here' we call it a coffee bean and since we have horses, we pull them up as fast as we can find them.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 9:33PM
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rockguy(7a)

Never heard it called coffee. We call it sickle pod, bad weed.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 3:03PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

My spouse just bought a foreclosure for investment and among the things still growing was something with leaves that look like the OP's picture. This one is a woody plant, 1- 2 inches in diameter and chin high. Cannot tell if it is a tree or a shrub as there are several off shoots from the base. It is growing in a quite shelter niche so the zone probably doesn't mean much.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2012 at 1:32PM
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