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Please help ID this large leafed plant with tuber like roots!  RSS feed

 
Nathan Rigg
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I have a bunch of this stuff growing in the corner of my property. It dies back in the winter and comes up every year. It has large tuber like roots and I keep cutting it back and it keeps growing back very quickly. It seems to get 4 feet or so wide and about the same tall. but probably could get bigger if I wasn't cutting it back. I bought this home last year and noticed it growing out back where the previous owner seemed to pile all their leaves.
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Emilie Thomas-Anderson
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It reminds me of four o'clocks (Mirabilis jalapa), but the leaves look somewhat different. Maybe a different species of mirabilis? They definitely have tuber-like roots.
 
dara finnegan
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This looks like a datura, or jimson weed. Very poisonous to anthing that eats it. Looks like a wild variety.
 
ronie dee
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Does the seed pod have thorns?
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Jimsom weed
 
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