Unsure of what this plant is

Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by Redwing, 3rd Apr, 2020.

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  1. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Flies LOVE it though :mad::mad:

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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I thought it looked like a Vibernium or the Venus not so fly trap.
     
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    Def not a viburnum.
     
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    Some kind of hybrid. See if it starts heading in the cooler weather.
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    There's an app called PlantSnap which allows you to take a picture of a plant and attempts to identify it. I've had mixed success with it (perhaps 50% close IDs), but it's free for about five identifications a day, so it's worth a try.

    I put your picture into the app (a closer up photo is usually better) and the top suggestion was Chinese Banyan, which I suspect is not right. Further down the list is glossy privet, which it describes as having flowers which are unpleasantly pungent, which may be why it attracts flies - though I didn't see any flowers in your picture. Privet can be difficult to remove, and spreads easily through birds eating the fruit. I've had a few battles trying to get rid of it. A neighbour has it, and it often starts growing at my place.
     
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    Genetically modified cannabis.
     
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    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Flies not highs

     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    So it's not a useful plant, it's a weed?

    But it doesn't look like grass.
     
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    Nor does a Joint:)

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