Rescued houseplant_ maybe not...

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  1. jwarndt

    jwarndt Member

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    Upon returning home this evening I found a broken flowerpot somebody had left on the curb for the trash with a little plant in it, and I brought it home to see if I could save it But once inside I discovered it was actually two very distinct plants! In addition, they were both growing out of the very edge of the pot- not a likely place for any domesticated plant to grow! My hunch is that they're both the result of seeds that fell in the pot as it lay on the curb. Can anybody identify one or the other, or both? They're so close one must be sapping the life out of the other. The one on the left looks like some sort of tiny tree, the other a weed.
    Any help would be appreciated!
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The non-woody plant looks like a goldenrod (so not an indoor plant). The woody plant doesn't look like an indoor plant, either.
     
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    Thank you Daniel. I'll try to find a place outside to plant it.
     
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  4. woates

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    The woody plant could be a maple. Perhaps Acer Ginnala....
     

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