Does anyone know what these huge plants are? I hope I haven't been saving weeds. They are 4 feet tall.

q does anyone know what these huge plants are i hope i haven t been saving weeds, gardening
q does anyone know what these huge plants are i hope i haven t been saving weeds, gardening
q does anyone know what these huge plants are i hope i haven t been saving weeds, gardening
q does anyone know what these huge plants are i hope i haven t been saving weeds, gardening
  45 answers
  • Walter Reeves Walter Reeves on Apr 23, 2012
    the leaves remind me of white milkweed but it may not be that

  • Sandra R Sandra R on Apr 23, 2012
    Hi Kim, from your pictures, looks like milkweed,

  • Jeanine C Jeanine C on Apr 23, 2012

  • Summer J Summer J on Apr 23, 2012
    weeds are only in the eye of the beholder if you like them, doesn't matter if they are weeds or not

  • Betty G Betty G on Apr 23, 2012
    milkweed...complete eco system there....check it out...

  • Audree P Audree P on Apr 23, 2012
    milkweed... i love the flowers they have! they smell amazing and monarch butterflies love them! can be invasive tho.

  • Lorinda H Lorinda H on Apr 23, 2012
    Hops, I am guessing

  • Tanya T Tanya T on Apr 23, 2012
    The tall Green looks like lemon puffs I grow them in my beds

  • Sandy R Sandy R on Apr 23, 2012
    IF it is milkweed and you ahve environmental allergies...LOOK OUT!!!! big trouble for sneezers and wheezers :(

  • Cathy Montague J Cathy Montague J on Apr 23, 2012
    the flowerslookliketheflowerson a n englishlaurelplant.

  • Lori S Lori S on Apr 23, 2012
    Yup looks like Milkweed to me too

  • Beth Beth on Apr 23, 2012
    Your Dept. of Agriculture will tell you exactly what it is!

  • Margaret S Margaret S on Apr 23, 2012
    To find out if its milk weed...just break one of the leaves off an if a milky white substance comes out then it probably milk weed...make sure you wash your hands tho...some species are toxic....but I don't think this is milk weed...the leaves are to close together.. If this is milk weed its very beneficial to your garden....for one it attracts bees an butterflies. Great for pollination.

  • Susan M Susan M on Apr 23, 2012
    it`s milk weed but i like the flowers so i keep them very pretty weed i also like the leaves looks great with other leafy plants.

  • Angie S Angie S on Apr 23, 2012
    Yeah, milkweed, dont let them seed in your garden! visitors include butterflies, bees, monarch caterpillar!

  • John J John J on Apr 23, 2012
    If it is milkweed be careful of the sap .... get it on hands and then in sun will react and give itchy rash!

  • Willow Gates Landscaping Willow Gates Landscaping on Apr 23, 2012
    Pull one up. If it has long runner roots, it is likely milkweed- especially if it has a white sap. The leaves don't quite look right though, it resembles a weed that has yellow flowers. This particular weed tends to have a long taproot, and it WILL spread by seed. I think I've heard it called evening primrose, but I'm not sure if that is correct.

  • Karin Karin on Apr 23, 2012
    Its milkweed. If you want to get rid of them, butterflies love them but they will take over your flower garden.

  • Jennifer K Jennifer K on Apr 23, 2012
    My first thought was common evening primrose.... It doesn't look like the milkweed around here.

  • Karen P Karen P on Apr 23, 2012
    It could be milkweed like everyone is saying but the leaves look a bit different. If you don't like it, pull it out. Be careful cause it is an allergy attack waiting to happen.

  • Jamie M Jamie M on Apr 23, 2012
    I agree with Jennifer. It looks like Missouri Primrose. If it is I feel sorry for the owner of this flower bed.

  • D P D P on Apr 23, 2012
    it looks like primrose to me too, I had some until I ripped them out. First year they were about 18 inch, second year they got to 4-5 feet, yellow blossom spikes, curvy stems.

  • The Blooming Gardener The Blooming Gardener on Apr 23, 2012
    I thought it looked like Comfrey. Googled it and ...yep... all their photos look like this photo. Some gardeners grow it use as the "green" portion for making compost. (20% green to 80% brown-dry leaves, etc-) It grows fast, large and is a good way to grow stuff for making compost.

  • Evelyn R Evelyn R on Apr 23, 2012
    I really don't think it's milkweed and the leaves do look like primrose.

  • Kimberely S Kimberely S on Apr 23, 2012

  • Kim S Kim S on Apr 23, 2012
    I am uploading a crude (very crude) drawing of the plant because the pictures don't really show the body of the plant. I have looked at pictures of all the plants you suggest and don't think it's any of them but I am not sure. I appreciate you helping me!!! Thanks.

  • Kim S Kim S on Apr 23, 2012
    Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because I'm not sure if the id is correct.

  • Walter Reeves Walter Reeves on Apr 23, 2012
    wait a couple weeks and update us with more pix. We may be able to ID it then.

  • Faye H Faye H on Apr 23, 2012
    Im thinking evening primrose from the drawing and the pics,, if it is you'll love it..

  • Nancy L Nancy L on Apr 23, 2012
    Milkweed; PLEASE leave them! Monarch butterflies rely on them for food, and too many people eradicate the plant, and the butterflies' numbers a dwindling. It is NOT a pest. The 'milk' has been used for many years for skin ailments.

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Apr 24, 2012
    Most milkweeds are more upright than the broad shape you have drawn. It will be much easier to make an identification if it blooms.

  • Crystal Crystal on Apr 24, 2012
    Even if it is a weed, it is beautiful....unless it destroys the garden...keep it! Your yard is lush and beautiful....

  • Erica Glasener Erica Glasener on Apr 24, 2012
    Look forward to seeing the flowers!

  • Sherrie S Sherrie S on Apr 24, 2012
    You will soon find out if you have milkweed as you will see both the nasty orange/black bugs or a nice caterpillar that makes the pretty Butterfly. Without milkweek the Monarch Butterfly will be gone forever.

  • Judi L Judi L on Apr 24, 2012
    I think it is Indian Tobacco and look at photos...I have one and they grow very tall and smell great.

  • Laura M Laura M on Apr 24, 2012
    if u have one of those fancy phones, it will tell u what "it" is,.just by taking a pic and asking. for real, my husband does it all the time. He has the droid phone but the iphone does it too I believe.

  • Kim S Kim S on Apr 24, 2012
    Laura can you ask him what the app is called?

  • The Blooming Gardener The Blooming Gardener on Jun 05, 2012
    Has this bloomed yet? Have you found out what it matches to some one living near you?

  • Kim S Kim S on Jun 05, 2012
    I am sorry to report that the huge plants were probably weeds. They never bloomed and I took them out to put in flowers. I did plant a lot of milkweed for the monarch butterflies! Thanks everyone for your help!

  • Kelly Blohm Kelly Blohm on Jul 08, 2015
    They are weeds...they will get yellow flowers but weeds. I did the same as u n saced them but i d find out weeds. N you'll get many more. Definately weeds..but butterflies like Sorry but weeds.🌸

  • Karin Karin on Jul 26, 2015
    weeds. Weeds always growing bigger and look wonderful.

  • Barb Barb on Aug 08, 2015
    The app is "My Garden Answers". You send it a pic and it will tell you what it is.

  • Cheesecake chick Cheesecake chick on Aug 18, 2015

  • Patty A Patty A on Jun 23, 2016
    I am saving these too. Very pretty. Thought it was milkweed until I clicked on your additional pics. Not milkweed, not evening primrose, not golden rod, as I have all three. Some kind of weed, but that never stopped me from growing it. Native is best. If you get a positive ID let me know!

  • Linda Lee Linda Lee on Oct 03, 2016
    they do look like milk weeds. They get the pods on them in the fall that you can open and have the silky seeds that can blow around.