What is this weed?

true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)June 5, 2014

I cut down my Mock orange (philadelphus) as a last ditch, however this plant popped out.

I'm pretty sure it's not a mock orange. It is around 12-18" tall.

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esh_ga

Could be mock orange - it has the right leaf arrangement.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 10:11PM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Thanks Esh. However the original plant didn't have serrations as pronounced as this. I probably have to wait and see.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 11:04AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Younger leaves are often variable. I also think its the Mock Orange coming back.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 2:10PM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Thanks floral.

I rechecked the plant. And sure enough it seems the shoots are coming back.

It is sometimes confusing seeing so many variations from the same plant. For example, these leaves while serrated seem narrower than than the bigger shoot. But I assume in a couple of weeks, when the grow older, they'll assume the same form...

I'm afraid due to my ignorance, I thought these belonged to another plant and I deprived myself from a healthy plant...

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 3:20PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

I don't think the last picture is Mock Orange. It's possible but it looks like a seedling rather than a shoot. I'd keep a watching brief over it and see how it turns out.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 4:38AM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Ok, thanks :-)

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 7:00AM
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