To weed or not to weed?

true_blue (MTL CAN Z4)(Mtl Can Zone 4b)July 2, 2014

I did some direct sowing in my garden, however, I'm not sure if these are anything I know.

The leaves seem familiar. The plant is rather low, 4", sturdy stems.

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true_blue (MTL CAN Z4)(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Here is a 2nd photo. These guys are growing in gravel.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 4:09PM
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seedmoney

Did you sow any Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) by chance? Pinch the leaves and see if they smell of chrysanthemums.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 5:07PM
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true_blue (MTL CAN Z4)(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Thanks.

Yes, I have some feverfew some 50' away. I let them go to seed. However, the first picture, is the other side of the house!

I'll pinch the leaves and report.

Now if I can remember how chrysanthemums smelled ;-)

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 5:11PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Does it bleed orange sap? It looks rather like Chelidonium majus to me.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 5:24PM
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carol23_gw

I second the Chelidonium ID.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 5:58PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

No, the leaves are different from Chelidonium:

I think it's Feverfew. It could be any of these forms:





    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 7:54PM
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true_blue (MTL CAN Z4)(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Thanks lyco and carol, I believe seed money & pit are right. It's feverfew.

I rubbed the leaves on both plants. They had a both a very pungent smell, very nice actually.

I had to bruise the feverfew growing in the garden bed to get a smell out of it, but it was the same.

Not being familiar with it, I planted the original plant last year in a raised bed where roses grow. I assume high nitrogen made for a lanky plant.

The plants growing in gravel and the sandy soil are never watered, they look very nice actually quite unlike the tall plant which is 1' tall.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:10PM
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