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This plant grew from a lottery mixture (i.e unnamed) of greenhouse plant seeds. Any ideas on what it is?
It is a bit early to say in my opinion-let it grow for a few weeks then ask again-it might be a cucumber but don't put any money on my answer.
ok I thought it might be too early lol. Thanks
hi got some more pics of the seedling which is a bit bigger. any chance of an ID or still too early?
Its leaves open during the day and close at night.
Well it isn't a cucumber-so I withdraw my guess
ok cool thats good to know. do u think its too early for an ID? should I give it a couple of months?
It is odd about the leaves opening and closing-it is obviously a weird one -someone might recognise it-were there any other seedlings?
There were but not of the same plant sorry. I do have another seedling growing which could be the same but its not got its first leaves yet. It was just a lottery mixture from chilterns seeds. These are just 'small quantities of hundreds of different varieties of seeds' that are just mixed together, according to the description.
Chilterns are very good as regards identifying plants from their seed mixes. Quite a while ago before digital cameras and computers were maybe invented I grew a mimosa from one of their seed mixes this grew like yours and the leaves closed up at night. the leaves as they grew changed - a bit like palm tree leaves.very soft and fringy. Even from a seedling it grew very quickly . Before I knew it the plant turned into a tall tree.It was put in the garden in a sheltered corner .After about 3 years it had little yellow powder puff type flowers .I checked it out to be an australian tree They can get VERY Tall !.
Unfortunatley it did not survive a cold freezing and long winter in the 1990's - . Out of the same packet and it was actualy free too for spending over £20 (I think ) Anyway whatever it was I had a Foxglove tree ( PAULOWNIA) germinate . But for this one I had phoned them up described the growth and leaves. They identified this one for me . So its always worth a phone call or in these modern day times an email!
I will be intrested to know what it turns out to be ,so please come back to us with a photo too .- hope this helps. bye for now , Lucky 3.