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Has anyone grown aubergine plants? (Mine doesn't look like one.)

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dannie
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This grew from a pot of previously sown aubergine seeds.  Any ideas what it is?  Thanks.


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  • Dustyevsky
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    Looks like a dahlia to me. I like the purple leaved kinds myself. :)
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  • Snowdrop08
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    I thought Dahlia at first, but could it be Elderflower? (Very pungent when crushed.)
  • twopenny
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    My first thought was Elder.
    Heck I've seen a lot of them in my time they do seed well. Only needs a visiting bird to drop a fruit or from the other end, the seed :)

    One way to know for (almost sure) is to use the plant identifier app. Or find a friend who has it.

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  • -taff
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    Picture This says Elder.
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  • Dustyevsky
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    -taff said:
    Picture This says Elder.
      I tend to agree now. While it does look dahlia-ish, it looks even more elder-ish. :)

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  • dannie
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    Very interested to hear your opinions. Thanks.
  • FreeBear
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    Could it be ground elder ?

    If it is, don't plant it out in the garden, or you'll never get rid of it again.
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    Thanks FreeBear, I've had a read about how "invasive" ground elder is.  Whatever it is, I wont be planting it out in the garden.
  • Rosalynda
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    As soon as i saw it i thought Elder as others have said.
  • Katiehound
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    I also thought elder- thought of elder flower cordial & elderberry port!!
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