Plant Identification


This plant sprouted in my garden amidst my French velour bush beans. I was concerned it might be invasive and so, removed it.
Could you please help me identify it? If so – what precautions should I take?

I garden in Scarborough, GTA.
Thank you.


Thank you for reaching out. This appears to be a plant in the Lamiaceae family, likely in the Coleus genus. Coleus plants are frequently grown as summer annuals in Toronto and are easy to find in garden centres. Perhaps there was a coleus seed in your soil’s seed bank that sprouted. In any case, these plants are NOT on the invasive species list for Southern Ontario. And since you have already pulled this seedling, there’s no action to take here.