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Can anyone tell what this "weed" is?

Posted by gardenz4evr z7 MD (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 19, 12 at 13:12

This thing grew up in an area of my small garden that had some volunteer tomatoes growing. the soil is a mixture of clay and some compost, in a mound about 1 1/2 ' high. the plant is smooth under the leaves, with a height of about 3', and a stalk that is 1" thick. The leaves are spaced in thirds around the plant. This plant grew quickly to this height, maybe in a matter of 5-6 weeks. Now there are other smaller ones coming up in the area. I'm also wondering if it is poisonous. Average hours of sunlight is 6, in the morning from like 9-3, on the east side of our townhouse.
Thanks for your help.


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RE: Can anyone tell what this "weed" is?

You can get plants identified on the

Here is a link that might be useful: Name That Plant Forum

RE: Can anyone tell what this "weed" is?

Papaya or Bloodweed.

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