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Wednesday - June 23, 2010

From: Brackettville, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Plant ID from Bracketville TX
Answered by: Barbara Medford

QUESTION:

A volunteer plant, 3 feet. 4 to 5 Dark green leaves from a central point, diamond shaped very serrated leaves with dark spots within the the leave. Stem is reddish. flowers are pinkish, small and clustered. Any idea?

ANSWER:

Sounds like a very interesting plant, but it isn't ringing any bells with us and it might be a non-native, which would be even harder for us. Please go to our  Plant Identification Page and follow the instructions for submitting photos, and we'll give it a try.

 

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