Asked on Oct 3, 2017

Anyone know what this plant is? Chickens won't eat it

Linda SchaeferBettieSHARE
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q anyone know what this plant is chickens won t eat it
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  • Che25773846
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Hollyhocks
  • Le Anne
    on Oct 4, 2017

    There's an app for that! It's called Leafsnap!

  • Tra20330247
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Looks like my horehound. It's an odd smelling herb.
  • Peggy
    on Oct 4, 2017

    No it is a young hollyhock it will get very tall and have flowers
  • Elizabeth Beichner Cope
    on Oct 4, 2017

    it is lambs ear
  • Marilee H
    on Oct 4, 2017

    I don't know for sure what it is, but I know what it isn't. Not lambs ears, that has pointier leaves. Not Hollyhock, which has smooth leaves, even when young. Horehound would be my best guess.
  • Linda Schaefer
    on Oct 4, 2017

    It is definitely Hollyhock as Pcampbellsculpt said. I have 2 kinds.
  • Linda Schaefer
    on Oct 4, 2017

    The chickens won't eat them, you are correct, but the japanese beetles will and they will eat the leaves in no time. There was tons on this one, I used sevin dust on my purple ones. The seed pods will fall off and come up next year tenfold. I can't get rid of them, they grow anywhere and will take the flower bed over if not thinned out early.
  • Judy Shank
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Looks like horehound. I don not blame the chickens for not eating it. I make cough syrup out of mine and it taste awful.
  • SHARE
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Look up Horehound leaf. It looks just like your picture to me.
  • Bettie
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Not hollyhawk. Homebound medicinal....
  • Linda Schaefer
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I am sure they do as I left mine in my flower bed all winter. That one came up and I had several more come up in it this year including a pink one. I have some young ones in my flower bed now, so some seed pods already fell off and new plants are starting. That one in the photo is still standing, no flowers, but tons of seed pods and it got almost 7 foot tall, the wind took my pink one down in a severe thunderstorm , but mine do come up year after year.
    • Kima
      on Oct 6, 2017

      Hollyhock. Pretty flowers and plentiful offspring. Good luck getting rid of them if you don't like them.
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