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 Post subject: Herb or Weed?
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 9:45 pm 
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Can anyone identify the plant pictured below? If it is a Herb, which one?

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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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Being from Colorado I can definitely tell you that aint weed or herb.


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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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Stellaria media (L.) Vill. Caryophyllaceae.
Common chickweed.

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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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Being from Colorado, l suggest you rub a leaf between two fingers. Does it smell like any herbs on a cooking shelf? Craig


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On-line plant identification from photo...
https://identify.plantnet.org/

go-to USA and select identify.
add your image URL
choose an organ→ leaf.
click identify.

8) Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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It's obviously the infamous Colorado Poison Death plant.


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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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Sure looks like Basil

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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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devilsmist wrote:
Sure looks like Basil

DM

I planted some Basil for the first time in that pot not too long ago and I was a little surprised to see so many plants sprout so quickly and being a newbe Basil planter I am unaware of how it looks freshly grown...thus my question.


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One mans/woman's weed is another's flower.

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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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You planted the herb Basil in that pot not too long ago - - and then you ask us what it is!

Don't know how to use google?
Sheesh...
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egg wrote:
Stellaria media (L.) Vill. Caryophyllaceae.
Common chickweed.

Greg.

Not the chickweed I'm familiar with.


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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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You planted the herb Basil in that pot not too long ago - - and then you ask us what it is!

Don't know how to use google?
Sheesh...
Greg.

Didn't you think it was Common chickweed? Do you know how to use Google?

Sheesh indeed!


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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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That's funny Terry. lol

I sure hope you are not growin' any of that funny stuff, 'round the back!

:) Greg.
oh... did you know that the French word for the herb Parsley is Persil... :shock:


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I was willing to accept Greg's chickweed, because it grows like that, but Basil has a smell you can't mistake.
Now Google the recipe for Chickweed Pesto. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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I could be wrong but I certainly would not consider that as basil.

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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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Basil leaves get a crinkled look to them as they get bigger.
Usually they have a strong stem, upright, but there are many variations and hybrids, so who knows?
The nose knows. :lol:

1st pic - Basil
2nd pic- Chickweed


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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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Does it small "mint-y?" A landscape architect I know (my son) says it looks like some kind of mint.


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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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radioterry wrote:
devilsmist wrote:
Sure looks like Basil

DM

I planted some Basil for the first time in that pot not too long ago and I was a little surprised to see so many plants sprout so quickly and being a newbe Basil planter I am unaware of how it looks freshly grown...thus my question.


It isn't basil. I grow a ton every year to make pesto out of and many other things.

Looks like chickweed to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Herb or Weed?
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Mint species have a characteristic square stem.

Basil is easy to grow, and even garden variety (heh) fresh basil is JUST the stuff for lasagna, spaghetti, or pizza sauce. One of the few herbs that can compete or complement with garlic. The dried stuff is useless compared with fresh. Try it, Trust Me.


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