Is this good or bad?

terry_neoh(5b)May 13, 2014

I found this growing in a tulip bed at the local nursery. At first glance I thought it was a mum, but the structure is wrong. Also wrong for a tomato. Should I plant it?

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Carrie B

Artemisia vulgaris?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 6:47AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

a pinched leaf of a tomato.. smells like tomato .. no missing that ...

when i see that runner of a root ... i would hesitate to plant it .. until i had a full ID ... pot it.. and grow it on.. until it flowers.. or the form is more fully developed.. and then ask again ...

if its a keeper.. plant it in fall ...


ps: what kind of nursery couldnt ID it for you ... or did you grab it and run.. laughing maniacally to your car.. lol...

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 8:43AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

If it's Mugwort or another of the Artemisias, the undersides of the leaves will be white or silvery.

Once Mugwort gets a foothold in your garden, you will never be rid of it.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 11:33PM
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Thanks, all. Mugwort or artemesia seem likely. The leaves are aromatic. I think I will pitch it.

ps, Ken: It was more like the cat that ate the canary.

This post was edited by terry_neoh on Wed, May 14, 14 at 1:14

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 12:49AM
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