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Can you identify this very,very tall plant?

Posted by mags7461 Indiana (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 19, 09 at 20:12

I have this very tall plant growing off the back end of my deck. It is a single plant with five stalks and little berry-like growths that look like they're going to bloom, but they've been that way for several weeks.

Here is a link that might be useful: Does anyone know what this is?


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RE: Can you identify this very,very tall plant?

Ironweed, Vernonia sp.?

Here is a link that might be useful: Missouri Ironweed


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RE: Can you identify this very,very tall plant?

might be, I suppose. But the budding/blooms don't quite look similar. Thanks, though


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Look like echinacea to me, the North American 'Hedgehog'!


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It's probably Vernonia gigantea which is native to your area.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vernonia gigantea


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It definitely looks like a species of Vernonia.


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Thank you. It's difficult to tell because it isn't in bloom yet, but from Googling vernonia gigantea I did manage to find a few photos that look very similar to mine.


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Perhaps a clearer, 'up-close' picture of the flower might help!


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RE: Can you identify this very,very tall plant?

I agree, looks like Vernonia.

don't know if it'll help, but here are some pics of Vernonia noveboracensis.
before bloom and start of bloom.

New York Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis

New York Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis


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RE: Can you identify this very,very tall plant?

That's it! That's exactly it (except for the fact that mine is of Jack and the Beanstalk proportions.) Thank you all so much for your help.


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