Anyone know what this is

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  1. chaser

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    This has grown in two months since we levelled some ground never seen one before, no idea where it has come from
     

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    Not easy to tell without touchy feel, but it looks very much like a hop plant with nothing to climb up-----do not brew any beer on my say so though
     
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    smoke it and let us know what happens if u dont have side affects we will have some of ya :Smile:
     
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    damn...both posts beat me to it.

    boil it and drink or dry it and smoke :Laughing:
     
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    Could it be a Water Chestnut? No water I know, but it's got a similar shape.
    Only a very vague memory from long ago so more than likely wrong:Sad:
     
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    No idea what it is or how it got here , took the topsoil off with jcb and left it clear and now its come up chickweed and stuff and even a tater or two but this thing is about 18 inches high and about three foot across with trumpet flowers that go to seed in a spikey thing a bit like a chestnut that is still in its shell, so water chestnut sounds about right but what is that, definitely no water around its just rubble and clay
     
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    No, I have looked water chestnut up and it's definitely nothing like one
     
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    That's it exactly, wherever has it come from, think il build a bonfire round it and burn it out.
     
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    eat it to make sure :Smile:
     
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    A Triffid ??
     
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    Just beat me to it. :BigGrin:

    So salt water will get rid of it, to find out why you will have to see the film. :Wink:
     
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    It doesn't look like it has the same seedpods as the one on the Wiki that Shiftzz linked to. The Wiki one also looks as if it has more 'serrated' leaves, to me.

    But I don't know what it is, if it isn't that.

    The instant we saw the pic, we both said, 'Oh hell, what does Japanese knotweed look like?' and instantly looked that up - but not anything like your 'triffid' anyway !

    Flamethrower jobby anyway methinks ......
     
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