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I've been wondering about some volunteer plants that sprouted when I planted strawberry spinach seeds.

I've just spent hours tracking it down (it's really hard to ID plants) and I THINK they're Goat Weed, AKA Woolly Croton, AKA Hogwort.

The leaves smell like bay/sage, but it's toxic, I think. It doesn't seem very woolly, but it does smell like sage. I think it's only supposed to grow to maximum 3 foot tall, and is a host plant for the larvae of the Ruddy Daggerwing butterfly- which I've seen only ONCE. So... I guess I'll leave the weeds live.

Date: 2017-05-04 09:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] haldane
If there's more than one, are they HogwartS?

Date: 2017-05-04 09:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] haldane
And I don't know about the US, but in Australia "Ruddy" is a low-level curse word, as in "Where are the ruddy car keys?" It's a derivation from 'bloody' in the way that 'jeeze' is a variation on "Jesus".

So it would be "Those ruddy Daggerwing butterflies, never around when I have the camera."

Date: 2017-05-04 11:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaxomsride2
If it is a Ruddy Daggerwing,who did they stab?

Both Hogwort and the Daggerwing sound like they come from the Potterverse.
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