Strange plant, in PDX garden..

theshuesMay 25, 2012

I don't know if it's all that strange, but I don't know and can't find any pictures of this thing anywhere! So I have taken some photos using my iphone, which may be bad! But if anyone can identify this please let me know, I would like to know if it is edible or if it is a weed or how I can get rid of it..

thank you.

ps. in the picture...

1st is the plan as a whole, and it takes up quite a bit of room, and is kinda everywhere..

2nd is the root, which is very cool looking..

3rd is the bean-like thing growing off the plan..

thanks again.

Here is a link that might be useful: Strange PDX plant

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esh_ga

What is PDX? If you run your hands along the foliage - is there a smell and if so, is it strong?

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 10:17PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

PDX = Portland,I assume in OR.

Can't see adequate detail to ID. Any images of the flowers?

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 11:55PM
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terrestrial_man(9)

It is a crucifer, family Brassiaceae. The seed pod is called a silique. Perhaps the genus Raphanus.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 3:44AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

It is definitely a Brassica that has gone to flower. The remains of the leaves look to me like a kale, possibly red Russian. I have this on my allotment and it will self sow year after year if some are left to ripen seed.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 7:19AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I am also curious what PDX means?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 10:43AM
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denninmi(8a)

PDX is the FAA three letter code for Portland (Oregon) International Airport. The term PDX has been adopted by people in the Portland region as a slang reference for their city. It's just the OP's way of saying the plant is growing in the Portland area somewhere.

I live a few miles from PTK (Oakland County International Airport, Michigan) -- the abbreviations are used on weather forecasts and discussions on the NOAA/National Weather Service sites, so I have learned quite a few of them.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2012 at 3:56PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I thought it was something like that, but asked just to make sure I wasn't out of the loop on a gardening term. Thanks for the enlightenment!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 9:57AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I wonder where the OP went off to. I see he/she should be getting the follow-up replies via email.

Here is a link that might be useful: PDX Garden search results...

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 11:55AM
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