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Is This a Weed ?

I found this plant in one of my flowerpots last year.  It looked too good to discard so I left it in the pot.  It survived the winter and I want to see what it will grow into.


I carefully dug it up and found this very long root.  It's more than twice the length of the plant!


I found another identical plant while I was working.  It's root was much shorter. It's the plant to the left.



I hope they live and maybe even grow into trees.  But they could only be weeds.



Does anyone know what they might be?  I could not find it on Google.

10 comments:

  1. I don't recognize it at all. Perhaps it will be clearer when they are much bigger.

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  2. With the foliage and such a long root, it looks like some type of house plant; there are no 'weeds' as such. All plants have names and so many are beneficial to mankind - health wise. I've spent 50 years exploring the herbal world. It may be helpful to keep this plant inside; looks like the sun or cold has burned the tips. Good luck with it.

    I see you listed as my follower of my blog. I wonder is you've stopped by lately.

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  3. Don't know! Interesting looking though.

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  4. In your first photo that plant seems to be dancing with its shadow. Good luck with your plant.

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  5. Non saprei comunque basta aspettare e....ci sorprenderà!!!

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  6. Will have to wait and see what it grows into. A mystery until then.

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  7. John, it looks to me like a "long needle pine seedling."

    You can check out this website and scroll down to see a photo that looks a lot like your plant.

    http://www.bio.miami.edu/dana/226/226F09_20print.html

    Good Luck,
    Jan

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    1. Thank you so much Jan. I think you may be right. The link you gave me helped. When I searched for pine seedlings I found some photos that looked almost identical to mine. So maybe it will grow into a mighty tree someday!!!

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