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Strange plant, in PDX garden..

Posted by theshues none (My Page) on
Fri, May 25, 12 at 21:33

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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RE: Strange plant, in PDX garden..

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


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RE: Strange plant, in PDX garden..

PDX = Portland,I assume in OR.

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


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RE: Strange plant, in PDX garden..

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


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RE: Strange plant, in PDX garden..

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.


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RE: Strange plant, in PDX garden..

I am also curious what PDX means?


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RE: Strange plant, in PDX garden..

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.


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RE: Strange plant, in PDX garden..

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!


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RE: Strange plant, in PDX garden..

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...


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