Can anyone identify this plant?

I’ve had a couple of these pop up in my garden, and I dont remember planting anything that looks like this… I did plant a few herbs, but I dont remember this particular plant showing up in previous years… Any ideas on what it might be?

Answer #1

each shoot has 6 leaves, so far, and as it grows it just keeps stacking like it has been. I’ve left it in my garden trying to figure out what it might be. My aunt told me it was a weed, but it’s shown no effort to spread. That, and I can’t find a picture of it anywhere to identify it. I think it’s kinda cool, just odd that it’s appeared randomly in my garden. Also if it were a weed, wouldn’t I have found it growing elsewhere in the yard or in the area?

I don’t know, it’s weird. I’m surprised no one’s answered yet. I know it’s not a clover, the only herb’s I planted this year were basil, garlic, chives, lavender, rosemary, parsley, thyme, and oregano. I know it’s not one of those… Nothing else I planted should look like that either…

6 types of beans, cucumbers, watermelon, cantelope, pumpkin, corn, bell peppers, cayenne peppers, banana peppers, tabasco peppers, jalapeno peppers, cherry tomato, carrots, collards, turnips, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, 3 onions, and radishes.

Answer #2

yay! well, for a weed, it is kinda cool… I might keep it I dunno. Thank you so much for this answer… It’s been bugging me for weeks.

Answer #3

We have an answer for you!

Senna obtusifolia (Chinese Senna or Sicklepod)

Answer #4

I agree it’s not anything that’s been mentioned so far. It’s got me stumped, I know what it’s not, but those leaves look very familiar. I’ll check with a friend of mine and let you know soon…

Answer #5

Dont think its clover. Look how the six leaves are arranged around the top shoot.

Clover usually have 3 leaves towards the end of a stem. The ones in pandypenguin ‘s photo are arranged in 3 pairs running up a stem.

See clover here:

Nothing like it.


Answer #6

Does it have hard dark brown woody stems?

It looks like it may be a young Hypericum that can often self seed.

Does it look like a young version of this:

Answer #7

I’d like to also mention it’s 12 inches tall and about 8 inches in diameter… that view is from a 45 degree angle looking down, for most coverage.

I thought that it may be a weed as well, but it hasn’t spread… I’m looking for specific answers.

Answer #8

I would take it to my local garden center and ask them, but go to a place where thats all they sell because the big box stores probably wouldn’t know.

Answer #9

I think the stems go darker and woodier as the plant gets older.


Answer #10

Looks like some sort of clover to me

Answer #11

no, I dont think it’s a young version of that… the stems are the same color as the leaves.

Answer #12

edit.. I apologize… answer replaced with a good one… thanks

Answer #13

It’s most probably some weeds, like clovers or something.

Answer #14

African Cannabis. lol

Answer #15


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