I think it's a noxious plant but I can't recall the name. Growing Wellington, New Zealand.

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  • It's arising from two sources in the ground and growing alongside the tree. It's about 5 foot tall. – Graham Chiu Dec 23 '17 at 22:58
  • I think it might be a woolly nightshade Solanum mauritianum – Graham Chiu Dec 23 '17 at 23:01
  • Hi Graham! Would you kindly add some detail to the title of your question, including a quick description of the major features of the plant? It's much easier for people when they're looking at titles to get a sense of what to expect in the question. Repeating the major features in the question itself is also appreciated. This tag info teaches the best way to write a great identification question. Thanks! – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Dec 24 '17 at 1:00

I am so excited! I think I found it! The Wild Tobacco Tree; Solanum mauntianum

I would think it was poisonous just by the Genus. Had to get my answer in...a weed of course.

Wild Tobacco Tree

  • Well, that was quick! I'm going to cut it down now :) – Graham Chiu Dec 23 '17 at 23:03
  • It was! New Zealand has a very concise repertoire of a list of plants...that guy just popped right up first thing. – stormy Dec 23 '17 at 23:06
  • I cut it right back and it's right up there again but bigger than before. Needs a weed killer :( – Graham Chiu Mar 3 '18 at 5:52

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