What is this?

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I recently bought a home and the previous homeowners have a few gardens. I found a whole bunch of this today near some blueberry bushes. Does anyone know what it could be? Looks like some type of herb with a stem that looks like celery. It is somewhat clear and squishy.
what is this, gardening
what is this, gardening
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  • Nancy Hand Nancy Hand on Jul 23, 2013
    I thought it looks like a Dahlia but I don't think it would be by a Blueberry bush. ??? :/

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) 360 Sod (Donna Dixson) on Jul 23, 2013
    hmm..sorry I can't really tell much from the pictures. Does it appear to have a bloom in progress at all?

  • Leona G Leona G on Jul 25, 2013
    Could you post a pic of the leaves,also a bloom would help

  • Vicki Vicki on Jul 25, 2013
    definitely not blueberry bush

  • Caley's Culinaries Caley's Culinaries on Jul 25, 2013
    A lot of soft stemmed plants have that kind of stem. We'll need a pic that shows the shape of the plant and the growth habit - how it branches, height, etc.

  • Fenya Kashergen Fenya Kashergen on Jul 25, 2013
    I agree with the Dalia definition. Wait and see on it. If it is a Dalia, it will begin blooming soon.

  • Cindy tustin Cindy tustin on Jul 25, 2013
    I believe it is a variety of begonia.

  • Jamie Jamie on Jul 25, 2013
    I know it's not a blueberry bush but that is where the previous homeowners have it planted. I can't post more pictures of it yet since I am out of town. There are no buds on them at all. Maybe I need to wait longer for it to grow more.

  • Dawn  MW Dawn MW on Jul 25, 2013
    I was always told, that when you move into a new home, you should wait a year to see what surprises you find in the yard over the seasons. It can be quite painful but sometime well worth the wait!! Watch/draw/name/collate what is growing through the seasons. :)

  • Payge Carter Payge Carter on Jul 26, 2013
    looks kinds like Basil

  • Jeanne aka GrandmaCoffee Jeanne aka GrandmaCoffee on Jul 27, 2013
    It's not Basil. I have Basil plants and that isn't one. It does look like a flower I have seen before though. Maybe a Dahlia. I would wait till next year as was suggested. Dahlia's are very pretty flowers.

  • Jamie Jamie on Aug 22, 2013
    Here are a few more pictures now that it has had time to grow more.