Board index Botanical Medicine Plant Identification Seed starting mystery

Seed starting mystery

A place to figure out what it is BEFORE you poke it in your mouth.

Post Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:24 pm

Posts: 3
I started a number of herbs and vegetables this Spring but one of them has me stumped. I don't even recall planting it, so I have little idea what it might be. Any suggestions?

plant1.jpg
seedlings in pot
plant1.jpg (153.77 KiB) Viewed 3153 times

plant2.jpg
seedling closeup
plant2.jpg (114.28 KiB) Viewed 3153 times

Post Sun May 01, 2016 5:22 am
IdahoHerbalist User avatar
Site Admin

Posts: 1077
Have you tried a google image search? I have not had great luck with it but it might give you a clue.

Post Fri May 20, 2016 1:55 pm
Doc Jones User avatar
Site Admin

Posts: 964
Are those thorns?

The leaves don't look like raspberry or blackberry but it's pretty young. Looks like rose family.

Post some more pics as it matures and particularly as it flowers.

Doc

Post Fri May 20, 2016 2:15 pm
IdahoHerbalist User avatar
Site Admin

Posts: 1077
If you know everything you planted have you tried a process of elimination? Did you use sterile potting soil to start them in?

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:58 pm

Posts: 3
Mystery solved. I spoke with my daughter who had picked some wild rose hips when on a hike and tried to get them to start in her bedroom. When they failed to germinate, she left the pot in tha garage with my planting supplies. Honestly I'm surprised that they still germinated because they were neglected for a while. Once I noticed them, I watered them well and put them under a grow light. So I don't know what kind of roses they will grow into, but they are definitely some type of wild rose.

Post Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:59 pm
IdahoHerbalist User avatar
Site Admin

Posts: 1077
That is WAY COOL! Glad you figured it out. Wild plants are not sissies like most of the hybridized and cultivated varieties. I was reading that this one plant's seeds can survive up to TEN YEARS in nature.

Post Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:50 pm
Doc Jones User avatar
Site Admin

Posts: 964
IdahoHerbalist wrote:
That is WAY COOL! Glad you figured it out. Wild plants are not sissies like most of the hybridized and cultivated varieties. I was reading that this one plant's seeds can survive up to TEN YEARS in nature.


Seeds are tough. They have germinated seeds from the pyramids. Now that's old seed.

Doc


Return to Plant Identification

cron