Mystery plant ID

marthastoo(6)May 12, 2014

Last year, we bought a house with a completely overgrown perennial garden. DH and I have been trying to identify most of these plants in the past weeks since it finally got (slightly) warmer, and we've made progress except for these. Can anyone help ID the circled plants?

I think I know what it is, but I wanted some input from experts.

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gardenweed_z6a

Close-up pics would be helpful in order for folks to accurately ID the plants. Often it's the foliage shape that identifies the plant in the absence of flowers. Other helpful information would include how tall they are and if the foliage is an unusual color or shape (i.e., are the leaves lance-shaped, pointed or rounded),

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:13PM
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marthastoo(6)

Here are close ups of the same photo:

This post was edited by marthastoo on Mon, May 12, 14 at 21:22

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:19PM
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davidrt28 (zone 7)

A Baptisia or related legume.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:22PM
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marthastoo(6)

The flower is yellow, BTW.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:23PM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

A clearer photo would definitely help.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:27PM
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marthastoo(6)

I'm pretty sure davidrt28 is correct after googling it. I thought it might be rattlebox, but after looking at pics of yellow baptisia online, I'm 99% sure that's it. My plants are very thin because they were completely choked by phlox and weeds which had overtaken almost the entire bed. The thinness threw me, but I imagine now what they can look like if they actually get sun.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:31PM
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cenepk10

Yes baptisia. Ding ding ding !!!!! Love mine. A new favorite !

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 12:05AM
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