It is not a pumpkin. My bets are on something similar to Erigeron annuus, a weed: daisy like flowers, but smaller flowers (in a larger plant). It produces a lot of small flowers, so a lot of seeds.

Check in Google for various photo, and look if there were similar plants around your pumpikn.


Looks like Plantago (plantains or fleaworts), it is a very common plant in Europe where I live. I am not sure about South Africa, though.

  • I'd say it's definitely a plaintain, based on the buds coming through the center of the basal leaves. The leaves look a little ruffle-ier than the variety I'm used to killing in the US.
    – Jurp
    Mar 20 '18 at 23:02
  • In effect, Erigeron doen't have so many parallel veins. OTOH the colour and habit do not look like Plantago I know. (but on seedling pot, they can grow much more). Mar 22 '18 at 7:35

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