Can anyone tell me what this is?
Essex, United Kingdom
This plant has suddenly grown on top of the landscaped spoil from some recent (spring) deep culvert excavations along a country track in West Sussex. It could have been jettisoned there from a garden but I don't think so as I walk by every day and it only started to grow along with the seeded grass and other natural weeds in the spoil.
It looks a bit like a cross between a squash and a lychee! The plant is 3 feet high and wide (so far); the white trumpet flowers are 3-4 inches long and the fruits are conker size. Oh, and something likes eating the leaves!
Thanks - Robin
On plant no idea!
- 19 Aug, 2008