Can you help me Name this plant?

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I have several plants I cannot ID and they are taking over my garden space from last year. I don't know if they are natives coming up or something I planted that is not coming up until this year. ? I will post several photos individually so to not be as confusing as I previous Past asking for help! Your responses have been tremendous and I thank you in advance. I can always count on help in these forums and great answers I can count on.... Smiles, Cyndi
can you help me name this plant, flowers, gardening, This plant has a stem like a pencil with small thin stems I don t know if I should remove it to make room for more plants I want to plant and put it elsewhere or thin out around it to make more room for it
This plant has a stem like a pencil with small thin stems! I don't know if I should remove it to make room for more plants I want to plant and put it elsewhere or thin out around it to make more room for it?
can you help me name this plant, flowers, gardening, Pencil thin stems It is already 3 4 ft tall and bending over growing all directions
Pencil thin stems? It is already 3-4 ft tall and bending over growing all directions?
can you help me name this plant, flowers, gardening, Pencil thin stems Milkweed behind it
Pencil thin stems? Milkweed behind it.
can you help me name this plant, flowers, gardening, Pencil thin stems no flowers yet or maybe will not flower Behind it is a milkweed
Pencil thin stems, no flowers yet or maybe will not flower? Behind it is a milkweed
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  • Patty S Patty S on May 17, 2014
    Looks like Cats-ears or field hawkweed to me. If the base of leaves is in a rosette and have lobed edges and are hairy it is cats-ears. The field hawkweed has an almost spear shaped leaf with no lobes and are very hairy and can be noticed from first sight. The cats-ears leaves are only hairy at close inspection. They both get yellow flowers in June. Don't let them flower or go to seed. They will takeover. Pull them out.
  • Rhonda B Rhonda B on May 17, 2014
    It is a Brassica/Mustard plant, I can not tell which one from the pic.
  • Cyndi Neumann Cyndi Neumann on May 18, 2014
    Thanks to both of you, I am Googling both species for ID. Looks like it could be either one... I am moving it to another location.... Smiles, Cyndi
  • Flea Market Gardening Flea Market Gardening on May 18, 2014
    It could also be from the broom family,...sweet broom or French broom. They have really long roots that are hard to pull up. If it does,..it may be broom. ~~ Sue
  • Debbie Moore Debbie Moore on May 19, 2014
    Lowe's had a book that is specific to each state look for it it's worth the money you might also want a herb book.
  • Tess Borgra Tess Borgra on May 21, 2014
    Looks like Scotch broom
  • Judy Judy on May 21, 2014
    I bet Douglas Hunt would know. http://www.hometalk.com/douglashunt or Donna Dixson http://www.hometalk.com/b15195f3e8
  • Tracy Gilmore Tracy Gilmore on May 22, 2014
    i was thinking it looks like broom, the flowers are lovely yellow or rusty red
  • Joan Joan on May 23, 2014
    it looks like my asparagus.
  • Kelly S Kelly S on May 24, 2014
    It looks like the Scotch broom that is horribly invasive around here. The pollen also triggers a lot of allergy and asthma attacks when it is in full bloom. In Washington State it was used as erosion control on the road sides and now we cant get rid of it.
  • Kim Kim on May 25, 2014
    In our area we call this whisk broom.
  • Catharina Catharina on May 27, 2015
    I still think this is a brassica plant. Brassica the family name. Open one of the pots and see if there is a defider in the middle, two half witch are seperate from each other then it definitely is a brassica.
  • ByLightOfMoon ByLightOfMoon on May 27, 2015
    Thanks for your answers, I moved it to my back yard where it is not invading my garden, It does look beautiful in bloom. Oh, now, I wonder if I can make brooksticks out of it, ( LOL) Smiles, Cyndi
  • Cyndi Neumann Cyndi Neumann on May 26, 2016
    I always find an answer to the question I ask here at Hometalk! Great folks are so helpful! Smiles, Cyndi
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