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Know what this plant is?

Post by ClinchValley86 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:21 am

This plant volunteered in my Papaws garden. We first thought it may be a peanut plant. But my Papaw said it has gotten way to big. It is about 3.5 to 4 feet tall, about 2.5 to 3 feet wide. Stalk is at least an inch thick at the base. I want to think it may be a legume of some type, based off of the leaf structure. May be way out in left field with that assumption though.

We are dying to know what it is though. Really neat plant.



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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by ClinchValley86 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:22 am

It has yellow blooms. There is one in the top of the first photo.

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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by ga.prime » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:59 am

It's sickle pod, aka coffee weed. Considered a noxious weed. Also toxic, notice how nothing eats it?
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Post by ClinchValley86 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:39 am

Well be nice. Thanks for clearing that up. It's in the garden, so nothing's had a chance to eat it.

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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:07 pm

Have you had this weed in your PawPaw’s garden in previous years?
You're not paranoid, they really are out to get you!

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Post by ClinchValley86 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:22 pm

Have not. This the 3rd year he has had the garden in this spot. So it is really hard telling. But it looks very out of place. Looks like it's be in Florida.

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Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:27 pm

ClinchValley86 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Have not. This the 3rd year he has had the garden in this spot. So it is really hard telling. But it looks very out of place. Looks like it's be in Florida.
Florida? Not a chance.
You're not paranoid, they really are out to get you!

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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by ga.prime » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:53 pm

Florida people might not know much but they know what coffee weed is.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:53 pm

ga.prime wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Florida people might not know much but they know what coffee weed is.
Who’s a Florida person?
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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by ClinchValley86 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:08 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:27 pm
ClinchValley86 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Have not. This the 3rd year he has had the garden in this spot. So it is really hard telling. But it looks very out of place. Looks like it's be in Florida.
Florida? Not a chance.
Have you seen them growing in your part of the state?

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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:10 am

ClinchValley86 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:08 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:27 pm
ClinchValley86 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Have not. This the 3rd year he has had the garden in this spot. So it is really hard telling. But it looks very out of place. Looks like it's be in Florida.
Florida? Not a chance.
Have you seen them growing in your part of the state?
Don’t believe so. Must be a transplant.
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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by ga.prime » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:33 am

Coffee weed seed will last for years and years in the soil waiting for the right conditions to germinate. They're hard as a rock and nothing eats them. Just about anywhere you disturb the soil around here, coffee weeds will appear even though you've never seen them there before. I planted some deer food plots for some Florida people and coffee weeds came up in the food plots and they told me the fertilizer I used had coffee weed seed in it. :???:
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:40 am

Florida people are like that.
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Re: Know what this plant is?

Post by ga.prime » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:32 pm

My dad used to have me pulling coffee weeds out of his peanut fields in the summers 40 years ago when I was still in school. They'll grow rather large and besides stealing water and nutrients from the peanuts, cause problems for the machinery used during the harvesting of the peanut crop. Like ClinchValley said, the leaves closely resemble peanut leaves. However, coffee weeds are not a legume and peanuts are a legume. The leaves would be shaded differently as a result. Dark green=peanuts, light green=coffee weeds. I was very good at picking them out even when they were no taller than the peanut plants. Some of those peanut rows were half a mile long. Me and another hand taking 4 rows at a time would walk the entire field. Amazing what you can do in your youth. The herbicide then used for coffee weeds in peanuts was toxaphene, since outlawed. It wasn't much good anyway, it only killed coffee weeds in the two leaf stage.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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