Can you help name this?

shamNCMay 17, 2014

These plants are growing fast and all over my flower beds. Anyone know what this is?

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Your picture doesn't load for me.

Where are you located?

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 3:07PM
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shamNC

I am in western NC. I just posted the picture again

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 4:08PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I think it might be some sort of aster. See the foliage at the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aster ericoides

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 7:54PM
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jeanne

Could it be Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa? It looks like mine. Another thought is Fleabane. If you pull one up, does it come up easily, does it break off, or is it firmly attached?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 11:08AM
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linaria_gw

It looks too coarse for A ericoides IMO, could it be some Michaelmas Daisy? The ones in my garden have similar stiff hairy stems and the leaves sitting on the stem.

Just not sure about the spreading pattern, long runners / rhizoms would exclude Symphyotrichum novae- angliae. Is it one large group?
They do selfseed so that could explaine a cluster of plants.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 5:17PM
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