Echinacea Seedlings? (pics)

davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))July 12, 2008

Last year I was given a clump. I gathered some of the seeds after it flowered but only sowed them this year.

I read that the seed leaves should be round and the first true leaf should be pointed. So I think the following four are echinacea seedlings. Would you say so too?

But I also have 3 or 4 seedlings very nearby, and they are confusing me. The true leaves look somewhat like and somewhat unlike echinacea leaves. What do you think about these?

Thank you very much in advance!

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1-4 are echinacea seedlings and the rest are not.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 12:36PM
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davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))

Thanks, EM!

I will pull 5, 6 and similar ones out. I didn't plant anything around the echinacea, so these must be weeds.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 1:41PM
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Hi Dave!
Do you have a Mulberry tree near you? I agree the top four are Echinaceas, the bottom two look like the baby Mulberries I'm constantly pulling out. Kathy

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 1:52PM
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davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))

Tasymo, I don't think I have mulberry tree. I am bad with names of trees, but I did some search and it doesn't look like I have mulberry.

I have I think are oak trees. The ones whose seeds have wings and land all over the place. I think these seedlings might be those. They look familiar to me before I even grew coneflower, so I didn't think they were coneflower but since I have planted some coneflowers, I thought I should better check before I pull them out so that I won't accidentally kill what I intend to keep. :)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 4:24PM
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