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soft feathery weed that grew 6ft tall

Posted by veelee1 28144 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 1, 09 at 12:11

Last summer i noticed two of these beautiful soft growing feather plants. they started small and by end of summer they were both 6ft high,changed into a lovely pink orange autumn color and looked like a cross between wheat stalk and weeping wilow. The stalk has about 6 shoots that made it full when all together.
I know it must of dropped seeds so as soon as i see more growing i will replant in other areas of my yard. I think for its height i may have a bit of a great hedge with some pruning.
Anyone know what this weed is?

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RE: soft feathery weed that grew 6ft tall

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 1, 09 at 12:51

It looks like Eupatorium capillifolium, dogfennel.

Here is a link that might be useful: Eupatorium capillifolium, dogfennel


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RE: soft feathery weed that grew 6ft tall

Looks like cosmos - google cosmos foliage and take a peek at a couple of images. Did it flower?
Hortster


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RE: soft feathery weed that grew 6ft tall

Last summer i noticed two of these beautiful soft growing feather plants. they started small and by end of summer they were both 6ft high

I agree with susanc, it is dogfennel if it got to 6 ft tall.


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RE: soft feathery weed that grew 6ft tall

I have had Cosmos that gpt pretty tall on me, especially the ones that have reseeded my themselves. It is possible for them to be cosmos!

Sarah


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RE: soft feathery weed that grew 6ft tall

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 5, 09 at 23:00

Cosmos can get pretty darn tall. I've had them bigger than me, but the clue here besides no cosmos flowers is the fall color.
I found this reference:
Dog fennel is a plant of roadsides and waste fields and is a short lived summer perennial growing 3-9 feet tall.
The leaves are fragrant and divided into thread-like segments which give it a fern like appearance. The stems
are hairy and reddish in color. Flowers appear in the late summer and are numerous, small and white with a pink
tinge. In the fall the entire plant may turn a light reddish purple color.
Remy


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