Darlene Mapes
Darlene Mapes
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Asked on Jun 19, 2013

Gardening

Karen McLendonAnn DavisBeverlina
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Do you know what this plant is, or is it just a weed? It is about 4' tall already with no flowers.
gardening, flowers, gardening
15 answers
  • Karen McLendon
    on Jun 19, 2013

    Weed.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jun 20, 2013

    I vote weed

  • Cynthia
    on Jun 20, 2013

    Pretty sure it's a weed.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 20, 2013

    I suspect goldenrod.

  • Darlene Mapes
    on Jun 20, 2013

    Thank you all! My husband said the same Douglas. Well isn't a weed just an unwanted flower? Going out to pull it up lol!

  • Em Hooper
    on Jun 20, 2013

    Looks like goldenrod. You don't want it to go to seed, but the flowers will fit in big jar of 'weedy' plants (actually wild flowers) on the patio. I mix it with joe pye weed, ironweed, daisy shaped flowers in white and yellow....whatever grows on its own in your area. A big vase/jar of these beauties can be spectacular. When you get rid of it--now or in the autumn--be sure to pull all the runners you probably will find. Lots of garden plants put out runners and seeds, like roses& daylillies.

  • Gretchen
    on Jun 20, 2013

    Goldenrod! I purposely planted two in my garden last year - I have a few more now, and will hold the line at that. They look really pretty next to purple coneflower and bee balm (yes, I have lots of "spreaders")!

  • Marci Keith
    on Jun 21, 2013

    Yep!!!! The Kentucky State flower.... It depends on who you talk to as to whether it's a weed or a flower... It can take over an area and needs regular thinning if you keep it... It will bloom late summer into fall and will look like a Golden ploom waving in the breeze....

  • Cindy tustin
    on Jun 21, 2013

    Have to say goldenrod

  • Sarah Batzloff
    on Jun 21, 2013

    just pulled one out of my garden last night! it was hiding behind the hollyhocks!

  • Diane
    on Jun 21, 2013

    Dwarf Mexican Daisy ...not sure

  • Maria
    on Jun 21, 2013

    all in favor "weed"

  • Beverlina
    on Jun 21, 2013

    Definately a weed. If you let them go long enough, they get milky at the top. Pull it out. I have had tons of them this year for some reason.

  • Ann Davis
    on Sep 13, 2016

    Weed!

  • Karen McLendon
    on Sep 13, 2016

    Ruella...tall blue?

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