surprise in the garden any idea what it is

chucks59(5)June 6, 2014

wife found this in her garden don't know what it is. does anybody have any ideas?

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linaria_gw

Perhaps an Anchusa volunteer or something similar from the Boraginaceae family.

First thought was some Aster but that doesn't really fit

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 4:53PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

weird sun light on the pic..

reminds me of butterfly WEED ... see link

any recollection of blistering orange flowers??? .. see link

its at the development stage of mine.. just N of the MI border

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 6:24PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Is it in a damp location? It is very reminiscent of Pulicaria dysentarica but that is a European wild flower and I don't know if it is likely in your location. It would have yellow daisy flowers if it is.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 7:51AM
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chucks59(5)

As soon as I said Butterfly weed my wife was like oh yeah now I remember. She just thought it was another casualty of winter. I guess it was just waiting to make sure Mother Nature was actually done just teasing us with spring. Thanks for your help.

This post was edited by chucks59 on Mon, Jun 9, 14 at 9:28

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 9:27AM
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