Unknown from Debbie south Carolina

found a lot of these little guys coming up everywhere. Help LOL


Hi Debbie,

I cannot tell what these are for sure.  Were they in a garden?  Were they planted or wild?  can you show the whole plant?  You may need to let them flower and resubmit them.  I have only 2 guesses, one is a cultivated Celosia: https://whiteseed.com/product/flower-seed-celosia-plumosa-forest-fire/ and the other is seedlings of pokeweed, Phytolacca, but neither may be correct.


Steve Hill, Ph.D., Botanist, SCNPS

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  1. Debbie says:

    Hi Steve. We dug up a purple plum from the common area in our neighborhood that had died (or so we thought) and these were coming up all around in the pot. also found some in the crack of the driveway. Should I resubmit on website or directly to you?

    Thanks a lot!

    • stevehill says:

      Always submit these through the plant ID website if you are looking for an identification. I almost never read submitted comments, I’m afraid.

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