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04/08/2013 at 09:39

The other day I noticed a weed growing next to one of my tomatoes. It was almost identical to the tomato- little green berries and flowers. The giveaway was that the flowers were white, not yellow and the leaves were slightly different, but not much! It's not the first time I've noticed weeds looking like the plants they're growing next to. Is this just coincidence, or is there really a type of weed that exists that can adapt in this way? 

04/08/2013 at 09:53

there are weeds that are in the same family and look similar. one of the nightshades is a possibility. they can't change shape or colour for camoflage like some animals can

04/08/2013 at 10:19

Obviously nightshades spring to mind but their leaves are not easily confused with tomatoes. Maybe solanum tuberosum is the culprit, in its flowering/fruiting stage.

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