Following seedling grew itself, most probably a non-flowering plant without seed ? But I do recognize cotyledons.

This pot has healthy growing Jatropha plant.

25 September 2021

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15 September 2021:

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  • what part of the world is this?
    – kevinskio
    Commented Sep 23, 2021 at 11:15
  • Karachi, Pakistan. Commented Sep 25, 2021 at 8:38
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    Most probably from the genus Phyllanthus, hard to say which exact species though. We'll need flowers and fruits to determine that correctly.
    – benn
    Commented Sep 25, 2021 at 11:24

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This plant belongs to the genus Phyllanthus of the family Phyllanthaceae. It can be Phyllanthus niruri or Phyllanthus amarus or Phyllanthus urinaria, commonly known as Child Pick-A-Back, Gale Of Wind, Carry Me Seed, Stonebreaker.

It is a flowering plant, though they too tiny to spot and blooms under the leaves. So are the fruits. enter image description here

That's why it is often called as seed-under-leaf also.

These plants are said to have medicinal values, though I would not recommend to use them as there is insufficient evidence of its safety and effectiveness due to a lack of research.

It grows easily, does not require much care, if you want to keep it.

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    Thanks a lot for looking into it. I just started gardening and do not want to just pull out any plant that grew itself, specially if I know they are dicots. Its seed must have came with the air or in the soil manure mix I bought from local Nursery. Not closing this thread until it grows flowers and fruit, need seeds cuz I love germination. Commented Sep 26, 2021 at 5:30

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