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What is your least favourite plant?

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I'm doing a little survey, please tell me your least favourite plant. 

Don't have to limit to one :)

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Here's some of the answers so far :

Cats claw

Madeira vine

Coleus 

Bromeliad

Agapanthus

Billy goat weed

Snake herb

Lantana

 

 

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Any weed is just a plant out of place -- I think Goethe might have said it first?  For example, suburban lawn grass. What vast sums of energy must be wasted on its upkeep. And gorse: what an aggressive menace to the Australian landscape, exploding seed pods and all. 

 

^ I think there may be (at least) two different species referred to as Cat's Claw? 

 

^ What's wrong with Coleus? There are some lovely native (and exotic) varieties, with potential benefits. 

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Asparagus Fern

Oxalis

Wandering Jew

Cereus

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On 19/06/2022 at 1:07 PM, fyzygy said:

^ What's wrong with Coleus? There are some lovely native (and exotic) varieties, with potential benefits. 

 

That was one of my contributions

 

All of my plant prejudices stem from unpleasant associations with really unpleasant people. Coleus is a shame, because someone I really like is a Coleus fan, but it's not strong enough to overwrite years of aversion as Coleus were also the favourite genus of a really racist old relative of mine. Every time I see a Coleus i want to kick it in the head :lol:

 

The reasons people dislike some species or genus are as interesting to me as the name of the species themselves

 

Cool thread @niggles

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Bougainvillea - those spiky buggers make such a mess

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^ Bougainvillea, how could I forget? The one here doesn't even flower, just strangles nearby plants and impales careless gardeners. Shading it out seems to be the only chemical-free management option. 

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