ID weed for me?

patandchickens

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a) yes there ARE perennial sow thistles (called, unimaginatively, "perennial sow thistle" :p)

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b) I am pretty certain that ain't it, it certainly is nothing like any of the annual OR perennial sow thistles with which my property is sadly infested :p

Now that you mention it, though, it DOES look somewhat like globe thistle (Echinops) foliage, and that IS feral in some locations. Hm. Could be.

I'd suggest pulling most of it up, but leaving some to flower for positive ID :)

Pat
 

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That sure looks familiar from my childhood days in upstate New York but I don't think I ever knew what it was. (Ain't I a lot of help?) :rolleyes:
 

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I don't think it is a globe thistle. The leaves are quite large, like the size of your hand. And it's not picky. I don't remember it flowering last year, but I didn't look too closely - last year we unpacked, this year we are actually getting things done.
 

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Welcome to TEG! :frow

I think it is Whiteflower Leafcup ... it's a native woodland plant.
It probably won't hurt to leave it be if you don't mind it... :)

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Lavender, I think you may have won the prize!

Asteraceae family and a native of the Great Lakes region and south . . .

HennyJenny's:


Lavenders:

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I suppose that we may never be convinced without genetic tissue testing . . . ;) . . . How about a flower photo later in the season, Jenny?

Steve
 

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digitS' said:
I suppose that we may never be convinced without genetic tissue testing . . . ;) . . . How about a flower photo later in the season, Jenny?

Steve
A pic will be a lot easier to do than genetic tissue testing! :lol: I'll post back when it blooms! Thanks for everyone's help. This is a fun site.
 

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This year, I made myself promise to learn more names of weeds and try to REMEMBER them!

I've never heard of leafcup either, but I do have a wooded area and now, here I have learned that there's a whole other class of weeds/plants that are "woodland" plants! :th

Looks like I really need to study up on weeds! Thanks, all of you, for teaching me a new one!:thumbsup
 

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