Hello again to the gardening knowledgeable people; I do not have a choice but to ask for help to identify one more plant in my garden. I have moved recently and seeded some plants but many different other plants are growing also in a such a small garden. Please help me to find out if the below plant is a weed or a flower so I do not make a mistake and pull it out.

Thank you in advance!

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  • Which region/continent? – Giacomo Catenazzi Jun 6 '18 at 13:14
  • Christina, please always include the location (roughly) for outdoor plants. You can always edit your post to add details. – Stephie Jun 7 '18 at 8:17

Sometimes it's a little bit of a futile task to identify plants by a single picture of leaf closeup only, but in this case, it really looked familiar like a weed I have seen somewhere in my yard.... (Where have I seen those innocent looking leaves before???)

Using the very cool U of Wisconsin weed identifier, it looks a lot like Epilobium ciliatum. According to internet, it grows in lots of different places in the world, and sometimes called Willow-herb. Looking it up, I don't find any horrendous characteristics of this weed - like toxicity or extreme invasiveness, etc. But it does make those fluffy parachute-type seeds that float on the wind, so I guess that could be sort of negative.

I don't know if this is your plant, but if nobody else comes up with a better match, maybe look this one up & see what you think.

Epilobium ciliatum weed

photo from https://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/nwh/nwh_foliage.html

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    Was my first thought as well. Knowing them “personally”... ‘nuff said. – Stephie Jun 6 '18 at 18:26
  • Lorel are you living in Oregon? – stormy Jun 7 '18 at 7:01
  • I'd pull 'em. Classed a weed in my book. Too good at survival don't allow to go to seed. Good ID Lorel. – stormy Jun 7 '18 at 7:07
  • @stormy a prime example of a pioneer plant - E. angustifolium is often mentioned in German literature on the topic. – Stephie Jun 7 '18 at 8:13
  • If it’s really E. ciliatum, it’s an invasive plant in the UK (I think OP is located there, iirc.) and should not be allowed to go to seed. – Stephie Jun 7 '18 at 8:15

I believe this is a desert rose. It looks similar to the one here https://chingchailah.blogspot.com/2016/03/growing-desert-rose-or-adenium-obesum.html?m=1

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    This is definitely NOT an Adenium. I don't know what it is, but I'm certain it's not an Adenium of any sort. Adenium are a succulent plant with a swollen caudex. – Tim Nevins Jun 6 '18 at 12:58
  • I appreciate your time to answer, thank you! – Cristina Jun 6 '18 at 13:42

Kind of looks like the leaves of Celosia or New Guinea Impatiens.

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  • Similar, New Guinea impatiens have leaves that are similarly tapered both at the stem and tip, the plant in question is blunter at the stem end. Also the grooves are a bit more pronounced in the impatiens. – Stephie Jun 7 '18 at 8:02

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