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Weed or wildflower?

Posted by w1ldflower 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 14:13

This plant was beginning to take over an unkempt flower bed filled with Lobelia siphilicata. This one had now exceeded their height of about 3'. Deducted that it is a weed/wildflower or at least a volunteer (primarily due to its growth rate and the fact that it was not present in the bed the previous year) but it was too interesting to ignore. Anyone know what it might be? Thanks for your help!

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RE: Weed or wildflower?

It looks like one of the weedy Epilobiums, aka Willow herb.

RE: Weed or wildflower?

That does seem to be it. E. glandulosum or Northern Willow Herb. Thanks, Carol23!

RE: Weed or wildflower?

as to your title .... anything that outgrow a space.. is. theoretically .... a weed ..

to transform it back to a valuable plant .. presuming you need the space.. or are complaining in that regard ...

you simply need to be more aggressive with it.. in spring cull time..

i call that: TEACH IT A LESSON... in good manners.. lol ..

you probably know that... but i always try to teach the lurkers ...


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