Weed of the year part trois*
The question remains....what was the outcome of the weed confusion? Were the two plants the same species . . . just looking different in a different micro-climate?
Of course, looking at the pictures side by side now they look totally different, though it was not so clear in the garden. So I waited for them to mature, and, sure enough, the one in the lavender bed grew into something different.
Different, but not so very interesting. So whether it was a doppelganger of the award winning weed of the year or not, its differentiation was insufficient for me to have mercy. No flowers, no "fruit"...nothing but imitating Mr. Weed of the Year. So out it went. I found myself apologizing to it.
"So sorry, plant, I don't know you."
The conclusion of the matter: while you can't always avoid associating with weeds, don't be imitating them. Looking and acting like a weed makes for a weed, no matter what your pedigree.
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