What is this mystery plant?
12:03pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A MYSTERIOUS plant which shot up to 5ft in the space of a few weeks in the middle of his garden has left a Thornbury resident puzzled.
Alvin Allsopp, from Kington Lane, was baffled to find the seedling burst through and steadily bud.
Intrigued, he tended to the thriving plant but is now asking for help to identify it.
"Late in the summer I noticed it growing," he told the Gazette. "There must be a thousand seeds on it. It is 5 ft tall and has a 5 ft spread. It looks like a Chinese lantern."
Mr Allsopp planted a similar 'Chinese lantern' 18 years ago but has no recollection it actually was. He believes leftover seeds may have finally grown nearly two decades too late.
"I thought it would be good to find out its name," he added. "Some people might know what it is?”
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