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What is it? #350192

Asked August 05, 2016, 3:49 AM EDT

Just trying to identify. It almost looks like a hot pepper, but never fruits and is everywhere this year.

Cole County Missouri

Expert Response

I think I need a bit more clarification. Do you mean you see this planted outside intentionally? Or occurring on its own like a weed.

If the former, then it looks a lot like Lantana, a popular hot weather flower. They have bright flowers of varying colors ranging from yellow thru red, with orange shades very common. The flowers are about the size of a quarter.

If the situation is the latter, it is definitely NOT hot pepper, as hot pepper doesn't grow on its own in the landscape. It is planted.
James Quinn Replied August 08, 2016, 8:22 AM EDT

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