Are they weeds or some kinds or my wildflower plants?

chueh(7B)October 30, 2007


I have sown native plant seeds and wildflower seeds in Spring and very early fall. I did not notice the two kinds of plants until their reaching to half the sizes as they are now. They have grown so fast. I don't believe that they are two kinds of my wildflower plants. They are probably weeds. However, why had they not showed up before I sowed wildflower seeds? They have never been anywhere either. They just grow up at the exact spots where I sowed the seeds. They confuse me. Please check the pictures to see if they are weeds (I uploaded 2 pictures for each type of plant for better details). The leaves of the first type plant look like philodendron's, yet it bears vines close to the flower parts.

The second type is below:

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They are some form of cucmber, squash, melon, zucchini, or something in that family

    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 7:54PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Yup. With tomatoes in the foreground. Looks like you have some "volunteers!" See what your volunteers have to offer you - maybe some tasty delights!


    Bookmark   October 30, 2007 at 9:09PM
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philmont_709n2(z6 Ohio)

looks like watermelon and tomatoes

    Bookmark   October 31, 2007 at 9:10PM
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That's very interesting!! I have ALWAYS encountered uninvited weeds. This time, I got veges!!!! How did it happen??? Very unusual! Anyway. Thank you all for identifying them.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2007 at 9:22PM
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joepyeweed(5b IL)

Last year I got several yellow squash off of a volunteer. They didn't taste as good as cultivated squash, though. I think they were cross pollinated with something wild, so the flavor wasn't the same.

But I've been perfectly happy with non-edible pumpkins and gourds from volunteers.

This year I had a volunteer pumpkin vine grow straight up the cup plants. It grew to the top of those 10' tall plants. It was amusing to see. I ended up cutting it back because it started to pull the plants down.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2007 at 11:39AM
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