I need ID of 2 more plants/weeds coming up in a one time pasture.

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I have an area down a hill that my husband used for grazing his horses when he was alive. Since he died, I have let it grow up and have found some interesting and beautiful plants in the area. I live in Eastern Kentucky. So far you have helped me ID Ironweed, Jewelweed and Viburnum. I also have Honeysuckle, Wild Raspberries, Poke, Goldenrod, Mimosa Trees and Maples. This fall I have 2 more plants for your viewing pleasure :-) and hopefully ID. Thanks for any help. Here they are...
q i need id of 2 more plants weeds coming up in a one time pasture, gardening
q i need id of 2 more plants weeds coming up in a one time pasture, gardening
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 31, 2015
    The top one is a butterfly bush.the second one is not ringing any bells. It looks like wildflowers that I am not familar with here in my zone.
  • Gail Sacchetti Gail Sacchetti on Aug 31, 2015
    Yep, that's right the top plant is a butterfly bush.
    • Sandy Harmon Sandy Harmon on Aug 31, 2015
      @Gail Sacchetti After your answers, I took a leaf and compared it to the one I bought and planted in the back yard and sure enough....that's it. I didn't know they came up like that...from bird droppings, I guess? It's not at all close to the one in the back yard.
  • Katherine Katherine on Aug 31, 2015
    In some parts of the country butterfly bushes are considered invasive. I have about a dozen volunteers coming up in my yard from 3 that I actually planted.
  • Kim Smith Kim Smith on Sep 01, 2015
    That top one is surely a butterfly bush. They usually multiply and are really pretty. In Ohio, we cut them down in winter and they grow back to a full and huge bush the next year. The second one looks like it may be St John's wort? Not sure but the flowers and some of those leaves look like it.
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    • Kim Smith Kim Smith on Sep 10, 2015
      @Sandy Harmon Thanks and I am glad you know what it is now. I like to know the names, even of the weeds.
  • Jeanne Grunert Jeanne Grunert on Sep 01, 2015
    I think your yellow plant is coreopsis. The top is butterfly bush. Where are you located? For the yellow flowers, a wild flower id site for your state may be helpful.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 01, 2015
    I do not think the yellow is coreopsis. They have different leaves.
  • Sandy Harmon Sandy Harmon on Sep 02, 2015
    Thanks everyone for your input. I think they have been correctly identified as a Butterfly Bush and St. John's Wort. Wishing you all a great day!
  • Connie S Connie S on May 15, 2016
    That purple one looks more like Veronica. Here's an example. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/veronica/
  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on May 24, 2016
    I agree with the butterfly bush and St Johns WOrt
  • Linda Lee Linda Lee on Oct 03, 2016
    the purple ones look like flox.
  • Sandy Harmon Sandy Harmon on Oct 03, 2016
    It is a Butterfly Bush. A darker color from the one I had so I guess the birds "planted" it for me. Thanks to all for your help