Asked on Jun 16, 2016

Can someone identify this plant?

Catherine Gray
by Catherine Gray
Anyone know what this plant it? Pretty sure it's a weed. No flowers yet. Thanks!
  25 answers
  • Nancypants22 Nancypants22 on Jun 16, 2016
    I'm not sure which plants your talking about but the ones with the feathery leaves looks like cosmos
  • Karyl Griffin Karyl Griffin on Jun 16, 2016
    I can't say from your photo, but if any of those others are intentional, I'd start pulling them out...they'll be crowding out the things you want growing. If it's all just volunteer plants and they're pretty, let them grow and see what happens. My first thought was carrots, btw...
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 16, 2016
    I would wait it out as It may not be weeds .The weather as been so strange things are popping in everyones garden including mine.
  • Lorrie Mogus Easudes Lorrie Mogus Easudes on Jun 16, 2016
    Those are Cosmos - it is an annual with lovely daisylike flowers. I imagine they self seeded from some you planted last year.
  • Dorothy Dorothy on Jun 16, 2016
    It does not look like my cosmos. Pull them out and leave 1 to see what happens.
  • Nancy Nancy on Jun 17, 2016
    The wispy looking ones are Cosmos, and they come in many different colors. Don't pull them, enjoy the blooms, and they will reseed, depending on where you are located! :)
  • Barbara Stanley Barbara Stanley on Jun 17, 2016
    They do look like cosmos and very healthy.
  • Patio200 Patio200 on Jun 17, 2016
    looks like a weed!
  • Lbr7234801 Lbr7234801 on Jun 17, 2016
    Looks like cosmos ~ mine aren't flowering yet either, but they will soon!
    I think it's the weed called Dog Fennel
    Below is a photo of Dog Fennel and it can take over your yard.
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  • Joelean R Wright Joelean R Wright on Jun 17, 2016 is a WEED!! ... "DO NOT" allow it to grow in your garden or yard., it will completely take over...Joelean York, SC
    • Catherine Gray Catherine Gray on Jun 17, 2016
      Thanks! I just read online some details about dog fennel. I'll use this info to check when I get home today: The leaves of dog fennel are divided into thread-like segments, giving a fern like appearance. The leaves will omit a foul odor. The stems of dog fennel are reddish in color, hairy and arise from a woody base. The flowers of dog fennel are small and white in color.
  • Lorrie Mogus Easudes Lorrie Mogus Easudes on Jun 17, 2016
    This is a photo of Cosmos - but as far as I can see, yours could be either the weed or the annual flower.
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  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Jun 17, 2016
    Looks like cosmos to me
    • DORLIS DORLIS on Jun 17, 2016
      I would give it a couple more weeks to be sure and then dig, pull and maybe even spray with vinegar to get rid of it.
  • Shari Shari on Jun 17, 2016
    Cosmos will reseed itself from last year. Did you ever have a cosmos?
  • Nan3655843 Nan3655843 on Jun 17, 2016
    I have white daisies that look like that
    • Catherine Gray Catherine Gray on Jun 18, 2016
      My Shasta daisies have very different leaves but i planted painted African daisies too. I'll keep watching them.
  • Dwi5997718 Dwi5997718 on Jun 18, 2016
    this does look like immature Cosmos plants. give a couple weeks to look for some sort of flower bud at top and at end of stems. I hope it's not a weed.
  • Nan3655843 Nan3655843 on Jun 18, 2016
    they will spread like crazy I transplanted and share a lot with friends
  • Ann Ann on Jun 18, 2016
    Cosmos. They will have a daisy-like flowers. They come in lots of colors.
  • Riz1480400 Riz1480400 on Jun 20, 2016
    I think it is dill not a weed
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jun 25, 2016
    My first impression was to say Cosmos, but now I am doubting myself. Please keep us informed of the results. I sure hope for you that they are cosmos. They came back in my garden 3 yrs in a row and looked so nice. Good Luck.
  • Catherine Gray Catherine Gray on Jun 26, 2016
    It is definitely cosmos! The leaves had almost no odor when i crushed them and now the've sprouted cosmos flowers! Thanks everyone for your input and advice!!!
  • Dwi5997718 Dwi5997718 on Jun 28, 2016
    This is cosmos before it had a daisy like flower in several colors on slender stems. Enjoy!
  • Catherine Gray Catherine Gray on Jun 28, 2016
    I took advice and waited for the flowers. Definitely cosmos.
  • Sandra Hahn Sandra Hahn on Sep 06, 2016
    A weed is something out of place that you did not plant. most weeds are awsome when they bloom.