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Everything Else => Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles => Topic started by: Lory on April 17, 2017, 11:17:38 AM

Title: Please help me to ID this invading weed
Post by: Lory on April 17, 2017, 11:17:38 AM
This weed is invading a portion of my land.
It grows very quickly straight on gravel rocks and limestone and it's extremely heat and drought resistant.
It's roots are ENORMOUS and disproportionate compared to the plant size especially when it's still young.
It's difficult to remove, any piece of root left in the soil will eventually sprout back.
Any idea of what is it?




(https://s24.postimg.org/ppc24lpbl/weed1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ppc24lpbl/)



(https://s14.postimg.org/54jnre5kt/weed2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/54jnre5kt/)




(https://s11.postimg.org/4qnxjbfov/weed3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4qnxjbfov/)
Title: Re: Please help me to ID this invading weed
Post by: TriangleJohn on April 20, 2017, 01:14:37 PM
looks like some sort of Ruellia - Mexican Petunia
Title: Re: Please help me to ID this invading weed
Post by: Lory on April 21, 2017, 05:44:17 AM
BINGO!!
I found it,, it's RUELLIA TUBEROSA.
THANKS SO MUCH!!  :)