I have a plant that I thought was going to be a strawberry. (No clue what kind was crown gifted to me)

It started growing so I transplanted it to a planter with a plant b that was already established. Now that it has grown, I'm starting to think it may not be a strawberry plant.

Anyone have any guesses? Have I been growing a nice weed? Thanks.

NEWIST PICTURES ON TOP New 5-11-18 new bloom starting to open up Older pictures

close up of buds med shot full plant next to active strawberry plant

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    Have any Dahlias been grown in this tub...and soil?
    – stormy
    May 9 '18 at 3:50
  • Based on this very well photographed square stem the plant family would most likely be Laminaceae; the Mint family. If you squish a leaf or stem is there a smell? Someone will know this plant...very familiar...take a look at this...wildflowers-and-weeds.com/Plant_Families/Lamiaceae.htm
    – stormy
    May 9 '18 at 4:13
  • Not that I know of, regards to the dahlias.
    – Scot
    May 10 '18 at 19:45
  • I forgot to test the leaves. Will do later
    – Scot
    May 10 '18 at 19:46
  • I have been so close...this should be incredibly easy. I'll try tomorrow or maybe Bamboo will know! Does this flower have white grouped ray petals with the yellow center? Do you remember?
    – stormy
    May 11 '18 at 6:54

I think you’ve been growing a weed.

This likely to be a Senecio vulgaris, groundsell or any variations of that family. It can be beautiful but carries diseases like club root. Not good if you have root vegetables around.

There are 100’s if species within the genus which is part of the daisy families.

The trick to know if you have a weed, is to observe how quickly they grow against other flowers. Weeds have adapted over centuries, probably millennia to grow quicker without any help from anyone.



(Edited, I called it Sulfer Cosmos, I believe that was for the yellow variety)

Unless someone comes in with a better answer I'm going to assume that this plant is Cosmos.

It was thriving and starting to overtake our little strawberry plant so I had to pull it out. It has a large root system and brought with it half of the soil that was in that planter.

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  • Definitely NOT a cosmos. The plant form is totally wrong.
    – Jurp
    Nov 20 '18 at 0:08

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