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Mystery Plant
Vanity | 08/21/2011 | Self

Posted on 08/21/2011 11:24:57 AM PDT by Twotone

My aunt has an unusual plant that came up in her garden & needs some help identifying it. It looks like a variety of squash, & I've done a search for images. But nothing I found matches it identically. I thought I'd ask for some FReeper assistance...


TOPICS: Gardening
KEYWORDS: gardening; plant; squash
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1 posted on 08/21/2011 11:25:05 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

seymour????


2 posted on 08/21/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: Twotone

You need to ping the gardening list on this one... I’m not sure...


3 posted on 08/21/2011 11:27:33 AM PDT by Momto2 (Love my Auburn Tigers! War Eagle!!!)
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To: Twotone

Zucchini


4 posted on 08/21/2011 11:28:01 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: Twotone

Could be a variety of pumpkin or gourd also. From the size of the leaves, I’d guess a winter squash, if it is indeed a squash.


5 posted on 08/21/2011 11:28:06 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Twotone

Looks a lot like pumpkin.


6 posted on 08/21/2011 11:28:40 AM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

ping


7 posted on 08/21/2011 11:29:00 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Twotone

Wait until it germinates and you actually have a squash. Will be easy to identify at that point.


8 posted on 08/21/2011 11:29:00 AM PDT by LOC1 (Let's pick the best, not settle for a compromise.)
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To: Twotone

Audrey? Is that you?


9 posted on 08/21/2011 11:29:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (WS)
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To: Twotone

Some form of Datura. Don’t eat the seeds!


10 posted on 08/21/2011 11:29:11 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (http://www.durban3nyc.com/. Go there and learn what those who seek to destroy Israel are up to)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Want to ping the gardening list?


11 posted on 08/21/2011 11:29:32 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Twotone

I vote pumpkin...

I have no expertise...


12 posted on 08/21/2011 11:29:42 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Could it be an Obama squish plant that takes over your patio, blocking the fire escape, so that you violate fire codes and have to tear your house down for your personal safety and so you can live in public housing?


13 posted on 08/21/2011 11:31:56 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Twotone

I believe this is what you’re looking for.

http://www.google.com/search?q=Cucurbita+flower+picture&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


14 posted on 08/21/2011 11:32:00 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Twotone
Looks like zucchini plant to me, but here's a LINK to some other photos:


15 posted on 08/21/2011 11:32:49 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Twotone

Pumpkin or squash

Looks like it to me but I’m no gardening expert


16 posted on 08/21/2011 11:35:21 AM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: Twotone
That there sure looks a lot like a Pumpkin blossom.

If not, it's a fruit plant of some sort. Let it grow and see what ya get.

17 posted on 08/21/2011 11:37:15 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: Twotone
I cast my vote for 'pumpkin'.
18 posted on 08/21/2011 11:37:29 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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19 posted on 08/21/2011 11:37:53 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: LachlanMinnesota

It sure looks invasive, could be Obama Squish


20 posted on 08/21/2011 11:38:03 AM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Twotone

Summer Squash

http://www.google.com/search?q=summer+squash&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1525&bih=672#um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=summer+squash+flower&pbx=1&oq=summer+squash+f&aq=0&aqi=g3&aql=&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=3470l3693l0l5682l2l2l0l0l0l0l174l334l0.2l2l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=20b5484fb80a8944&biw=1525&bih=672


21 posted on 08/21/2011 11:38:13 AM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: Twotone

Pumpkin Blossom


22 posted on 08/21/2011 11:39:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Twotone

Triffid


23 posted on 08/21/2011 11:40:42 AM PDT by suboptimal
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To: All

I think Donald Sutherland has a bit of experience with plants that bloom.


24 posted on 08/21/2011 11:41:12 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: justsaynomore

I thought squash


25 posted on 08/21/2011 11:42:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Beckett08

Got hit with squash bugs this year, bad. First time ever. Already took out my yellow squash and it looks like i’m going to have to pick my acorn squash early.


26 posted on 08/21/2011 11:42:37 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Beckett08

I was looking at very similar pictures, but they didn’t quite look like this flower - pointier leaf ends & the inner stamen (?) had a different shape.

I think she’ll let it keep going to see what comes of it. It will be interesting...


27 posted on 08/21/2011 11:43:12 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: mandaladon

Yea, that looks a lot like it!


28 posted on 08/21/2011 11:47:26 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

If it doesn’t send out any runners, it’s almost certainly a zucchini. The shape of the leaves is right.

If it does send them out, it’s probably a spaghetti squash.

I’m guessing zucchini, though.


29 posted on 08/21/2011 11:47:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (In the long run spritzing perfume on the rotting elephant really won't make that much difference.)
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To: Twotone
I posted your thread over here. post #116
30 posted on 08/21/2011 11:48:01 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Jonty30


31 posted on 08/21/2011 11:49:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: cmsgop

LOL funny


32 posted on 08/21/2011 11:49:32 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Twotone

33 posted on 08/21/2011 11:49:37 AM PDT by StACase (Global Warming is CRAP!)
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To: Twotone

Has she been spitting watermellon seeds in the garden?


34 posted on 08/21/2011 11:52:57 AM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: Java4Jay
"It sure looks invasive, could be Obama Squish"

Triffid? Poisonous and ambush hunter. Obama variety blinds people.

35 posted on 08/21/2011 11:53:23 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Jonty30
I think Donald Sutherland has a bit of experience with plants that bloom.

"I won't go schizo will I?"

"It's a definite possibility."

36 posted on 08/21/2011 11:53:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Peter from Rutland
Those are evil little monsters. I control them by placing cedar planks
about 2-feet away from the rows where they cuddle under during the daytime.
Then every couple days flip them and spray them down. Regular organic spray
does not kill them. You could also shopvac them up to keep the garden soil organic.
37 posted on 08/21/2011 11:54:03 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: lysie

Thanks, Lysie!


38 posted on 08/21/2011 11:54:29 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

” it’s a fruit plant of some sort. Let it grow and see what ya get.”

We tried that in 2008 and it isn’t working out so well!

(: >)


39 posted on 08/21/2011 11:55:32 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Twotone

My pleasure.


40 posted on 08/21/2011 11:57:15 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Red_Devil 232

Perhaps someone on your gardening list can identify this plant.


41 posted on 08/21/2011 12:00:52 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Twotone

Looks like one of my wife’s bitter melons.


42 posted on 08/21/2011 12:00:54 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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To: cmsgop

I’m not sure but my pioneer and native American ancestors
used to batter and fried squash blossoms just like these.
We haven’t had to fry squash blossoms since the great Depression — life was so good, but now we all may hope that we have some blossoms to fry pretty soon. I’ll look for through my old recipes. May have to start eating “shuck beans” again too if things keep getting worse. So much for hope and change.


43 posted on 08/21/2011 12:01:57 PM PDT by nightmarewhileawake
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To: Twotone

I vote pumpkin, too. The fruit should be the same color as the blossoms.


44 posted on 08/21/2011 12:12:43 PM PDT by mrreaganaut (Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur.)
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To: Twotone

Might be a volunteer seed from some hybrid squash that’s reverted to its components. In that case, neither the plant nor the fruit will be exactly recognizable, and the fruit will look and taste like exactly what it is, a random cross between several members of the squash family. And it probably won’t taste very good.


45 posted on 08/21/2011 12:14:24 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I’m guessing pumpkin


46 posted on 08/21/2011 12:16:13 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Twotone
Pinging the Gardeners - Leaves and flower look like a squash of some sort.


Weekly Gardening Thread

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This Weeks Gardening Thread

47 posted on 08/21/2011 12:16:47 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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48 posted on 08/21/2011 12:18:27 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Twotone
Looks like a squash. You can eat the blossoms, which is counterproductive.

In our garden by my front steps a vine started and I didn't know what it was, but now it looks like a watermelon. Musta self-seeded when the kids were sitting on the front steps having a watermelon seed spitting contest, is my guess.

I'm afraid our growing season isn't going to be long enough for us to have *fruit* of any size.

Gardening is *like a box of chocolates....*


49 posted on 08/21/2011 12:25:21 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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Nothing to fear, the SWAT team will tell you what it is, when you appear in court.


50 posted on 08/21/2011 12:32:38 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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