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ukrkoz 07-13-2013 08:55 AM

Unknown plant
Anyone knows what this thing is? It's about 8 1/2 feet by now and keeps growing. I call it a Triffid.:eek:

Startingover 07-13-2013 04:28 PM

Jack's beanstalk?

ukrkoz 07-13-2013 04:55 PM

Yeah, it's either JBS or a Triffid that did not start walking yet.

chrisn 07-13-2013 05:03 PM

It is actually a weed

ukrkoz 07-13-2013 05:21 PM

Thank you!
I like it actually:
It is widely used for herbal remedies with emollient and astringent properties. It is known to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, expectorant, and analgesic properties.[1] It is especially recommended for coughs and related problems, but also used in topical applications against a variety of skin problems. The plant was also used to make dyes and torches.

ukrkoz 07-13-2013 05:26 PM

western United States residents commonly refer to mullein as "Cowboy Toilet Paper".[32][33]

That's what my son noticed about it - he said, leaves feel like toilet paper.

concretemasonry 07-13-2013 05:38 PM

I think it looks good as an accent, but probably not long term unless it is a notorious weed that defies controlling.


ukrkoz 07-13-2013 05:42 PM

Hey, looks totally cool. I can reach as far as 8 feet up with tips of my fingers, and it beats me. I feel only good vibes coming out of it standing next to it. It's a "pal" plant, weed or not.
I was simply curious, what the hey is it.

chrisn 07-14-2013 02:25 AM

never said it was a BAD weed:wink:

ukrkoz 07-14-2013 08:41 AM

Weed in general presumes a "bad" plant. I somehow befriended this one, I like that it self seeded and was so determined to grow. Has another plant to beat, a competitor in "height" competition. That one, on the far left, is an ornamental plant though.
It's the one in the center of the 3.

chrisn 07-14-2013 04:56 PM

the hollyhock will beat it

ukrkoz 07-14-2013 05:06 PM

Hollyhock? Is that what it is? Called Malva in our Motherland.
hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family Malvaceae.[1]

Wife likes it a lot, reminds her of childhood.
Hey, you do know plants. Pleasure.

oh'mike 07-14-2013 10:01 PM

Hollyhocks are some times called 'privy' plants--as they were frequently planted around out houses.

Mullens are not invasive, so if you enjoy the plant ,it will not take over your wild flower garden.

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