Several weeks ago something very peculiar started growing in our yard. At first we just assumed it was a weed because really, what else could thrive in the middle of this horrendous drought? Weeks passed and we paid no attention to it. Eventually my husband would pull out the weed whacker and cut it down, at least when it was time to cut the grass.
Except, that time never came. Since there has been no rain for a couple of months now, our grass just stopped growing. Never needing to cut it, we just left the weed alone.
Next thing I know it’s taking over my yard and even blocking the fence gate. To make matters worse, there’s a second one on the opposite side of the fence daring to block us from even using the gate at all. Being the curious Cat I am, I decided to just let it grow and see what becomes of it. The only problem is, I still don’t know what it is.
Here’s most of the vine in it’s entirety. Keep in mind, this is one plant vining out over the yard.
These are the giant leaves up close.
And some very pretty bright yellow blossoms have opened. There’s probably two dozen of these on the plant.
Surely there’s a vegetable gardener out there that can tell me what this mysterious plant is???
The only thing I know for sure is I use to have a bunch of seed packets and Kaydence was playing with them in the yard. Clearly she accidentally planted something, but what?