What is this plant?

mom243July 2, 2014

no one (neighbors/co-workers/family) can seem to identify this plant. They are growing like crazy and I don't remember planting them (are they weeds)?
Can't quite tell if they will flower. They are currently almost 5 ft tall.

This post was edited by mom243 on Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 12:45

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mom243

Another photo of the leaves

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 12:42PM
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carol23_gw

It looks like Rudbeckia laciniata.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 1:55PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Yes, Rudbeckia laciniata. It will flower in late summer into fall. Very pretty.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 3:30PM
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Wildflowergma

But it can spread rapidly.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 4:56PM
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mom243

Thank You! greatly appreciated

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 8:49PM
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mom243

How about this one? A neighbor just posted it on facebook and now I'm curious too. LOL

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:04PM
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bubbleoffplumb(z6 NY)

compare to Phytolacca americana aka pokeweed.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:09PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Yep: pokeweed. You need to get all the root or it will come back.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:24PM
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mom243

Thanks again! You all are awesome!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:26PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Looks like an awkward spot to dig. Pouring boiling water on the root would kill the it. I'd cut the foliage off at the surface, scratch a little moat around the stump to make sure the water pools up there, heating the root as much as possible.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 9:00AM
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