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Old 07-13-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Anyone knows what this thing is? It's about 8 1/2 feet by now and keeps growing. I call it a Triffid.


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Jack's beanstalk?

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

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

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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.
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never said it was a BAD weed
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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.

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the hollyhock will beat it
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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.
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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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