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I turn under some land a few months age now this is growing Any idea what it is
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Pull it out and if if grows back it's a weed.
 

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52464df9e0fb89aef4cb211a5a205e38.jpg :greentractorride: Not sure what it is but it sure looks like watermelon
 
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Try taking the specimen to a nearby university with a biological department. If you don't have one of those close by, try asking someone at your state or federal conservation district. Another option is to take it to whatever South Carolina calls their fish & wildlife service. Be sure to bag it just in case it is something which isn't supposed to be spreading.

Or you can let it grow for a bit and see if you get 'wild watermellons' out of it! :lol:
 

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We know it as "Bull Nettle" around here, not something you want around!
 

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wild tomato. dont eat it, it can kill you...:thumbsdown:
 

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What he said.

Looks like a variety of nightshade. Around here most livestock know enough not to eat it, but every once in a while they do and it's not a happy ending.
strange. the cows sometimes eat it and they dont die. ive only seen them eat it when they have runny butts so maybe that has something to do with it:unknown:
 

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Looks like briar to me. Goats will eat it, but not much else unless there isn't much else available. Hard to get rid of.


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Here is info on Bull Nettle, and that plant is definitely NOT Bull Nettle.

Foraging Texas: Bull Nettle

And "wild tomatoes" usually refers to Silver Leaf Nightshade, which is highly toxic. The plant in question here is NOT that either. Nightshade is related to the tomato, or maybe more accurately, the tomato plant is a nightshade. Although the seed pods of your plant do closely resemble nightshade, it would kill your cattle to eat it. It lacks the briar thorns that are present on your plant in question.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_elaeagnifolium

Hate that you stirred that up, as you will have a devil of a time getting rid of briar. Deer will eat it if there is nothing else to forage on, but if there is good grass available, even they won't touch it.
 
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